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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Involved to the end. The late Fred Espey in his eighties, fulfilling his longtime role as President and Chairman of the Sandycove Bathers Association. In addition to his many sailing roles, he was a lifelong swimmer at the Forty Foot, and an experienced diver
Fred Espey of Dun Laoghaire, who has died aged 85, was best-known in sailing as Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club from 2001 to 2004, the culmination of many years of service to the club in a variety of…
Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format
DBSC dinghy fleet came out in force for the end of season race on Saturday in the Harbour. Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format. The fleet starts were designed to have plenty of…
Juggerknot was the J109 Cruiser 1 winner in today's final DBSC race of the 2018 summer season
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Prima Luce, 2. Gringo, 3. Jalapeno…
Dublin Bay dinghies will have their final fling of 2018 tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 29 September
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has released further details about this weekend’s end-of-season race day at the Royal St George. Amendments to the sailing instructions will see the Blue Fleet (including Shipmans) start and finish at MacLir, displaying a blue pennant,…
Levante was the 31.7 winner in both One Design and ECHO divisions
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Something Else, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Something Else, 3.…
The Dublin Bay Dinghy Final Fling event takes place on Saturday, September 29th
The mixed Dublin Bay dinghy fleet will have a four-race final race day on September 29th to round out the summer sailing season. According to organiser Ross O'Leary, the event will provide 'fun sprint racing' for all levels with a party…
Dublin Bay SB20s will race this Sunday and not Saturday as part of changes to the DBSC Green Fleet owing to the conclusion of the Laser Masters World Championships on the same race track
Due to the Laser Masters World Championships being held on two separate race areas on Dublin Bay this Saturday (15th September), Dublin Bay Sailing Club has made the following changes to the DBSC coastal race programme for that day. The…
The National Yacht Club's First 40.7 Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)
After her overall success, after 15 races and three discards, in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Thursday Series in the Cruiser 0 class, the National Yacht Club's Tsunami (Vincent Farrell) was in winning form again on Saturday taking IRC and ECHO honours. Meanwhile,…
Levana skippered by Jean Mitton competed in the Beneteau 31.7 class race that featured a 100% turnout to mark the last DBSC Thursday Race of 2018
There was a buoyant turnout of 146 entries last night for the final Thursday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) 2018 season. The fleet included 100% turnouts for both Cruisers Zero, Cruisers 3A and 31.7s for the Dublin…
Diane II won the Ruffian 23 race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Maranda, 2. Wynward, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox, 3. Extreme Reality Sportsboat: 1. NYC2, 2. Finding Saoirse Ruffian: 1. Diane II, 2. Alias, 3. Carmen B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing,…
Gringo was third in Cruiser 1 ECHO
DBSC Results for 25/08/2018 (Incl. Greystones feeder race) Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. White Mischief Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Prima Luce, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. White Mischief, 3. Something Else…
In DBSC Cruisers 3 racing, Kevin Glynn was second in the Hanse 301 Grasshopper II
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Cacciatore, 2. Grasshopper 11, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. Elandra, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. RSGYC 1, 2. NYC2 Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Alias, 3. Different Drummer Glen: 1. Glendun, 2. Glencoe, 3. Glenroan…
Andrew Bradley's Dun Laoghaire Marina–based 'Chinook' was third in Saturday's first B211 One Design DBSC race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Jump The…
DBSC Results for Thursday, 16 August 2018
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Warrior, 2. Bon Exemple, 3.…
Ruffian Ruff Diamond was second in last night's DBSC race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday: 1. Papytoo, 2. Maranda, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Hot Cookie Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing, 3. Isolde B211 ECHO: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (Denis Hewitt) was third in Cruiser 1 IRC in Thursday's DBSC racing
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. YoYo, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Gringo, 3. Raptor Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Something Else, 3.…

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is one of Europe's biggest yacht racing clubs. It has almost sixteen hundred elected members. It presents more than 100 perpetual trophies each season some dating back to 1884. It provides weekly racing for upwards of 360 yachts, ranging from ocean-going forty footers to small dinghies for juniors.

Undaunted by austerity and encircling gloom, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), supported by an institutional memory of one hundred and twenty nine years of racing and having survived two world wars, a civil war and not to mention the nineteen thirties depression, it continues to present its racing programme year after year as a cherished Dublin sporting institution.

The DBSC formula that, over the years, has worked very well for Dun Laoghaire sailors. As ever DBSC start racing at the end of April and finish at the end of September. The current commodore is Chris Moore of the National Yacht Club.

The character of racing remains broadly the same in recent times, with starts and finishes at Club's two committee boats, one of them DBSC's new flagship, the Freebird. The latter will also service dinghy racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Having more in the way of creature comfort than the John T. Biggs, it has enabled the dinghy sub-committee to attract regular team to manage its races, very much as happened in the case of MacLir and more recently with the Spirit of the Irish. The expectation is that this will raise the quality of dinghy race management, which, operating as it did on a class quota system, had tended to suffer from a lack of continuity.

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