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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Number 19 Shindilla (Ali and Zoe Kissane) takes the gun
22 boats competed in the last Water Wag race of the AIB DBSC season in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday evening.  The race was won by boat number 19 Shindilla, sailed by Ali and Zoe Kissane. Number 15 (John O’Driscoll)…
At the start of Sunday's Kish Race, the keenly-raced vintage Nich 31 Saki (third left, Michael Ryan & Paget McCormack) has her spinnaker up and drawing to perfection, powering her along on a perfect sailing day for the second race of the DBSC Cruiser 3 Championship.
Two days of sunny Dublin Bay perfection, with light easterlies on Saturday and an initially brisk westerly on Sunday, provided the notably sociable DBSC Cruisers 3 with an ideal launch pad for their new style championship, which produced an oven-ready…
The all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless on her way out to a light airs DBSC race course from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In the first race of the Cruiser Three Championships that include Dublin By Sailing Club's Saturday Series - and Sunday's Kish Race from the DMYC - the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless won both DBSC's…
The Spirit of Cruisers 3 – the vintage Nicholson 31 Saki (Michael Ryan & Paget McCormack) is raced with the same determination in DBSC Cruisers 3 as much more modern stripped-out performance craft
Success in sailing's organisational development can sometimes be found in seeing previously "invisible" underlying patterns in the existing fixtures list, and a talent for doing this has added value as we try to optimise the amount of sailing available while…
Dun Laoghaire Flying fifteens gather for the annual Captain's Prize prizegiving
Having experienced a shortened season in 2020 because of the immediate impact of Covid, the 2020 Flying Fifteen Class Captain in Dun Laoghaire offered to serve a second term and on Saturday past, Neil Colin, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club…
Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte was the Cruisers Zero race winner in Saturday's DBSC Cruiser 0 IRC race on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish yacht beat Vincent Farrell's Frist 40.7 Tsunami from the National Yacht Club. George Sisk's XP44…
With the spotlight on the ICRA Championship in Dublin Bay this weekend, normal Bay racing saw a fleet of 17 Flying Fifteens turn out for DBSC club racing in a stiff southeast breeze of c15 knots. As this was the…
Glenshesk (M. Reid, L Faulkner, G Walker) were Saturday DBSC Race winners
With Saturday Dublin Bay Sailing Club cruiser-racing suspended to facilitate the ICRA National Championships at the National Yacht Club, the DBSC's racing was limited to the one-design and dinghy fleets.  In the eight boat Glen class, Glenshesk (M. Reid, L…
Guy and Jackie Kilroy sailing Swift were the winners of the Water Wag Captain's Prize race
Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor Guy Kilroy was the winner of Wednesday's DBSC Water Wag Captain's Prize Race at Dun Laoghaire that attracted a fine turnout of 31 Wag dinghies for the annual in-harbour race.  Second was the National Yacht…
Ruffian 23 racing on Dublin Bay
Last night's Tuesday DBSC race – with a buoyant turnout of 77 boats – brought mid-week racing to a close in 2021 for the country's biggest racing club. Overall, the Ruffian 23 series was won by Carmen (B Duffy, B…
On ECHO handicap, Ventuno was the winner of DBSC's final Tuesday race in the Beneteau 211 fleet
A very strong Dublin Bay Sailing Club turnout of 77 boats enjoyed a moderate NE'ly on the bay this evening for the last DBSC Tuesday night race of the 2021 season. In the B211 One Design, Yikes was the winner with…
Brendan Foley in his RS Aero dinghy
The National Yacht Club's Noel Butler and Royal St. George's Brendan Foley, both sailing RS Aeros, shared the wins in Saturday's DBSC PY handicap dinghy class racing on Dublin Bay. Stephen Oram was third in both.  A summary of results is…
Royal St. George Yacht Club skipper Stephen Gill sailing Shannagh is the overall Ruffian 23 DBSC Thursday night Champion on Dublin Bay
With the conclusion of Thursday night Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing on the bay, the club has published its overall Thursday night AIB season winners.  A summary is below: DBSC Thursdays Series Winners - All Provisional Cruiser 0 IRC: 1.…
Vincent Farrell's Tsunami from the National Yacht Club was the final race DBSC Cruisers Zero winner on IRC and ECHO
A race win for Vincent Farrell's First 40.7 Tsunami (on IRC and ECHO handicaps) in the last Thursday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club AIB summer season also gave the National Yacht Club crew overall ECHO victory in the Cruisers Zero…
The Dublin Bay 21 Footers competing in the second last DBSC Tuesday Series race
The Dublin Bay 21 Footer Naneen was the winner of the penultimate DBSC Tuesday keelboat race of the 2021 season. Second of the recently restored three boat fleet was Estelle with Garavogue third. 66 boats enjoyed a light breeze on a…
The National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Bandit crew skippered by Ann Kirwan
The Ruffian 23 Bandit was the winner of Saturday's DBSC class race on Dublin Bay today.  The National Champion Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan of the National Yacht Club was first home ahead of Michael Cutliffe's Ruffles and David Meeke…

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 Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George 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 a 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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