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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
DBSC racing for SB20s gets underway on Dublin Bay
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London 2012 Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy, who is DBSC Principal Race Officer and ISA Director of Racing, is organising an ISA Race Officer Level 1 Course which will be run over two evenings – Tuesday March 28th and…
After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet including the J109 Jump the Gun above is hopeful for a start this Sunday
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15–knot westerlies should give Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken sailors grounds for optimism this Sunday at the National Yacht Club.   After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet is hopeful for a start this weekend after two missed Sundays so…
DBSC summer racing on Dublin Bay begins on Tuesday, April 25th
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), the country's largest yacht racing organisation, is well advanced with plans for its Summer season in just over two months time. There are some major changes to the Sherry Fitzgerald–sponsored programme this year with the…
The J109 Indecision is a competitor in the DBSC Spring Chicken series.
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Unsuitable wind conditions disrupted this morning's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series for a second week in a row. While last week's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored racing was scrubbbed because of no wind, this morning's round–the–cans race was forced off…
Just Jasmin, Phil Smyth's Bavaria Match 33, was a competitor in last year's DBSC Spring Chicken series
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Organisers of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored Spring Chicken Series are expecting a last minute rush to enter Sunday's first of six races. More than 25 boats are already entered but the 2017 warm–up series usually attracts double that…
Entries are open for the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
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A series of six Dublin Bay Sailing Club will be held on Sunday mornings for racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome to join in the DBSC warm-up series…
Hal Sisk aboard the newly-restored 1894-built Peggy Bawn in Dublin Bay in 2005, with the square-rigger Jeanie Johnston in the background. Peggy Bawn will be one of the stars of the Classics & Traditional section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017, celebrating the Bicentenary of the harbour. Photo: W M Nixon
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There could well be as many opinions as to what constitutes a true classic or traditional boat as there are owners of these often highly individual craft. As part of the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour –…
Jonathan Nicholson Rear Commodore Dublin Bay Sailing Club and Adrienne Jermyne, the new Class Captain of Cruisers 2
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The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruisers 2 Class held their AGM in the Royal Irish Yacht Club last night. A good attendance of 26 members unanimously elected Adrienne Jermyne as Class Captain for the 2017 season. A sailor since…
Derek Martin's IRC Offshore Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is one of 18 Super Early Bird Prize Draw Winners Announced. Full list downloadable below.
Volvo Regatta
Five Royal Irish yachts won free entry into July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta following a draw from 180 'Super Early Bird entries' this week. In total 18 boats won the free entry prizes ranging from dinghies to IRC cruisers.  Among…
Online Entry Opens for Irish Cruiser Nationals 2017 at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
Both the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) and the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) have just launched their respective websites for the ICRA National Championships which will take place at the Crosshaven club from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June.…
Beneteau 31.7s will be among the prizewinning classes at next month's RAYC Black Tie Dinner at the National Yacht Club
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is honouring the Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC) tradition by holding a Black-tie prizegiving dinner event next month.  The winners of the Bloomsday Regatta, which this year was held in conjunction with the NYC Regatta,…
DBSC's impressive Trophy Table at the Royal St. George YC. Scroll down for prizewinners photo gallery below
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club saluted Dun Laoghaire's Olympic Silver Medalist last night when Club Commodore Chris Moore presented Annalise Murphy of the National Yacht Club with the club's most prestigious award, the Viking Trophy, for her 'notable contribution to sailing'. Her…
Handicap cruiser-racing on Dublin Bay. The IRC rating will get its first world championships in 2018 following a decision at the World Sailing Conference in Barcelona last week
ICRA
ICRA sailors will be able to compete for World Championship IRC rating honours from 2018. Today's Irish Times Sailing Column reports on a 'breakthough' at last week's World Sailing Conference in Barcelona that has led to rival rating systems, ORC and…
The Mustang 30 Peridot is sixth overall in a fleet of 74 at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series. Download results below.
Turkey Shoot
Royal St. George YC 1720 class yacht Wolfe leads the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey shoot series after two races sailed. Results are downloadable below. With 74 entries now registered there was a buoyant turnout of 66 boats for Sunday…
Blustery conditions for the first race of the Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
Five J109s were in the top six of last week's opening race of the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot series on Dublin Bay. Royal Irish Yacht Jigamaree (Ronan Harris) was the winner of the blustery race ahead of club–mate…
A class still going strong. An IDRA 14 sailing in breeze in Dun Laoghaire. The Class’s 70th Anniversary Dinner is being held this Saturday night in the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire
Historic Boats
The 70th Anniversary of the IDRA 14ft OD dinghy class has been marked in spectacular style throughout the 2016 season writes W M Nixon, with the latest newly-built classic clinker boat (no 166) being launched in June, a well-supported and…

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