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The white-sailed Elan 333 White Lotus was the overall winner of the 21st DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay on Sunday.

A final light air seventh race for the 75-boat fleet saw a change in the overall results, with third-placed White Lotus skippered by Paul Tully replacing the J109 Dear Prudence at the top of the leaderboard and winning by a margin of seven points under the modified (F)ECHO Handicap.

The 1720 sportsboat Conor K skipped by Kenny Rumball was second on 106 points, with Jay Bourke's Dear Prudence – twice a series leader – dropping to third overall on 107 points after a costly mark rounding incident in the final race.

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In accepting the overall prize, Tully, a Turkey Shoot regular, told Race Organiser Fintan Cairns, "We participate most years and eagerly await results and FECHOs every week. This year we had a few sailors coming back from retirement and hopefully will grow crew participation for next season. We find [The Turkey Shoot] great for just keeping in contact with the crew and keeping the general interest going - I'm sure you know all this, but it's important to acknowledge how important this event is in keeping the whole show on the road".

The 21st edition, sponsored by AIB, was judged a great success with a whole series of seven races sailed and no race cancellations (for only the second time in Turkey Shoot history).

Competitors were largely Bay-based, but some notable exceptions included the Sigma 38 Wardance crew who drove down from Mullaghmore in Sligo and Ballybofey in Donegal on Sunday mornings to race,  a real testament to the success of the event's short and sharp fun formula.

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The 21st anniversary AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series concludes this Sunday with a final race for the 75-boat mixed cruiser-racer fleet on Dublin Bay.

Race organisers say there will be no change to the starting order but there are handicap adjustments (below) for what forecasts indicate will be a light air race seven.

As previously reported, the J/109 Dear Prudence holds the lead going into the final race.

Race seven starts next Sunday at 10.10hrs.

The prizegiving will be held at the Royal Irish Yacht Club after racing.

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The overall leader J/109 Dear Prudence retains the overall lead of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series going into the final race to be sailed on Dublin Bay this Sunday.

Six races have been sailed so far, and one discard applies in the 75-boat fleet. Download the result below as a PDF file.

J/109s occupy two of the top three places overall, with the National Yacht Club's Ruth now in third after the Elan 333 White Lotus moved up into second.

In an action-packed tace six, race organiser Fintan Cairns has congratulated the crew of the J122 Windjammer for responding to the call to bring the RIYC 3 entry home.

Cairns also reminded competitors of the non-contact sport element for sailing and how this must be kept in mind at all times. "There was contact and some damage to a 1720 sportsboat by a boat from the First Start and this was not acknowledged by the offender. As per the Turkey Shoot, the 1720 is not protesting but definitely deserved an acknowledgement and apology at the time. It is not too late!"

Cairns added, "It is so important for our very varied fleet to give room at all times, particularly at mark roundings". 

Race seven starts next Sunday at 10.10hrs.

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As the J109 Dear Prudence leads the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot into the final two races, handicaps and starts sequences for Sunday's penultimate race are downloadable below.

The Dublin Bay J/109 regained the lead after an epic race five saw the 75-boat fleet round the Muglins Rock at the southern tip of the Bay. 

DBSC Turkey Shoot organiser Fintan Cairns reminds competitors that the prizegiving on 19th December will be held in the Wet Bar of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

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The J/109 Dear Prudence has regained the overall lead of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series with two races left to sail on Dublin Bay.

Results for last Sunday's handicap 75-boat cruiser-racing league, the fifth of seven, have been published (downloadable below) and J/109s occupy the two places overall with the National Yacht Club's Ruth now in second overall.

The Elan 333 White Lotus holds third place overall in the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted series.

As regular Afloat readers will recall, Dear Prudence held the lead after three races sailed but then lost out to John O'Gorman's Hot Cookie in the fourth race.

Race four starts next Sunday at 10.10hrs.

Racing downwind to the Muglins in race five Photo: Charlotte O'KellyRacing downwind to the Muglins in race five Photo: Charlotte O'Kelly

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With just three races left to the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted prizegiving at the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Sunday, December 19th, the starts and handicaps for race five this Sunday morning have been published.

With four races sailed on Dublin Bay, the 75-boat fleet is led by John O'Gorman's Sunfast 3600, Hot Cookie.

The consistent National Yacht Club entry is one of ten boats in the fourth of five starts for the bumper Christmas fleet.

The no race cancellations trend in 2021 looks set to continue with ideal 15 to 20-knot west north winds forecast this Sunday.

A full breakdown of starts is downloadable below. Revised handicaps are calculated and also available to download below.

Race Organiser Fintan Cairns reports a great atmosphere in the Royal Irish Yacht Club Wet Bar and the Terrace after racing, subject to COVID guidelines.

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John O'Gorman's Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club (on board footage from Prof O'Connell of North Sails below) is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after four of seven races sailed. 

Another top DBSC campaigner, the Lindsay Casey skippered J/97 Windjammer, from the Royal St. George Yacht Club, is lying second in the 75 boat fleet on 87 points, 11 points behind the leader. 

Early series leader Joker II (John Maybury's J/109 of the Royal Irish Yacht Club) is lying third on 94 points.

Download results below as a pdf file.

Race five starts next Sunday at 10.10hrs.

Race Organiser Fintan Cairns reports a great atmosphere in the Royal Irish Yacht Club Wet Bar and the Terrace after racing, subject to COVID guidelines.

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Storm Arwen's strong north westerlies are due to abate in time for Sunday's fourth race of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay.

As the winter yacht racing series passes its halfway stage, the J109 Dear Prudence leads the 75-boat fleet after last week's epic round Dalkey Island course.

The combined Dun Laoghaire Harbour fleet of 75 will have some adjustments to its five start lineup this weekend.

The J/109 leader is being chased by former series double winner Mermaid V, a First 50, from the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

A full breakdown of starts for race four is downloadable below. Revised Handicaps are calculated and also available to download below.

Race Organiser Fintan Cairns reports a great atmosphere in the Royal Irish Yacht Club Wet Bar and the Terrace after racing, subject to COVID guidelines.

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The J/109 Dear Prudence is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after three of seven races sailed. 

The 1720 sportsboat 'What did you Break?' that led until race two is now in sixth place at the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event.

Download results below as a pdf file.

Second is a former double winner of the Christmas Series – one of the biggest yachts in the fleet – theFirst 50, Mermaid IV that sailed home in third place last Sunday.

The Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie is third overall. 

Race four starts next Sunday at 10.10hrs.

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After a great turnout for the second race last Sunday, the 75-boat AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series looks set for more breeze on Dublin Bay for race three this weekend.

The combined fleet of 75 will again have a five start lineup this weekend.

A full breakdown of starts for race three is downloadable below.

Northwest winds gusting to 30 mph are forecast for Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Sunday.

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Revised handicaps for the third race are calculated and also available to download below.

Race organiser Fintan Cairns reports a great atmosphere in the Royal Irish Yacht Club Wet Bar and the Terrace after racing, subject to COVID guidelines.

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Winter Series

Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Turkey Shoot Series reached its 20th year in 2020.

The popular yacht series racing provides winter-racing for all the sailing clubs on the southside of Dublin Bay in the run-up to Christmas.

It regularly attracts a fleet of up to 70 boats of different shapes and sizes from all four yachts clubs at Dun Laoghaire: The National Yacht Club, The Royal St. George Yacht Club, The Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club as well as other clubs such as Sailing in Dublin. Typically the event is hosted by each club in rotation.

The series has a short, sharp format for racing that starts at approximately 10 am and concludes around noon. The event was the brainchild of former DBSC Commodore Fintan Cairns to give the club year-round racing on the Bay thanks to the arrival of the marina at Dun Laoghaire in 2001. Cairns, an IRC racer himself, continues to run the series each winter.

Typically, racing features separate starts for different cruiser-racers but in fact, any type of boat is allowed to participate, even those yachts that do not normally race are encouraged to do so.

Turkey Shoot results are calculated under a modified ECHO handicap system and there can be a fun aspect to some of the scoring in keeping with the Christmas spirit of the occasion.

As a result, the Turkey Shoot often receives entries from boats as large as Beneteau 50 footers and one designs as small as 20-foot flying Fifteens, all competing over the same course.

It also has legendary weekly prizegivings in the host waterfront yacht clubs immediately after racing. There are fun prizes and overall prizes based on series results.

Regular updates and DBSC Turkey Shoot Results are published on Afloat each week as the series progresses.

FAQs

Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome. Boats range in size from ocean-going cruisers at 60 and 60 feet right down to small one-design keelboats such as 20-foot Flying Fifteens. A listing of boats for different starts is announced on Channel 74 before racing each week.

Each winter from the first Sunday in November until the last week before Christmas.

Usually no more than two hours. The racecourse time limit is 12.30 hours.

Between six and eight with one or two discards applied.

Racing is organised by Dublin Bay Sailing Club and the Series is rotated across different waterfront yacht clubs for the popular after race party and prizegiving. The waterfront clubs are National Yacht Club (NYC), Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC), Royal St George Yacht Club (RSGYC) and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC).

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