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DBSC Racing Cancelled Due to Strong Winds

29th April 2017
Southerly winds gusted to 30–knots Southerly winds gusted to 30–knots

With southerly winds gusting to over 30–knots this afternoon, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has had its second cancellation in its first week of summer racing for 2017. 

Racing was scrubbed for dinghies on Tuesday, successfully completed on Thursday but cancelled again today in the fresh conditions.

The club is one of Europe's biggest racing organisations with over 200 boats racing across 20 classes on Dublin Bay, three times a week. 

The size and extent of DBSC racing is such that no less than three race officers have to make decisions as regards their separate fleets in the event of any abandonment.

The Blue fleet big boats are based at the west pier hut. The Red fleet one designs from DBSC committee boat MacLir and green fleet, including flying fifteens and sports boats, from DBSC committee boat Freebird.

'Running DBSC is just like running a regular regatta, or if you include Thursday's, two regattas a week, for a whole season', Commodore Chris Moore told Afloat.ie

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