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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Kevin Byrne's Starlet was the winner of Tuesday's Thursdays and Saturday's IRC
Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George Yacht Club J97 Windjammer that has performed on both inshore and offshore circuits this season was the winner of the best yacht on handicap and has lifted Dublin Bay Sailing Club's premier Waterhouse Shield award. The overall results…
Class Two competitor Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer was a DBSC Premier Award winner
This year, for one of the first times in a proud history stretching back to 1884, there was no gala event for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual prizegiving but as most Dun Laoghaire Harbour observers will attest, most of the…
Tight racing in the DBSC Beneteau 211 class
Dun Laoghaire's Beneteau 211 class has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Premier George Arthur Newsom Cup for the first time. The Cup is awarded to the boat which performs best compared to all One Design classes in Dublin Bay.…
The cover of DBSC's 2020 yearbook
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) will hold a virtual event next Thursday, 12th November 2020 at 19.30hrs to welcome its exciting new sponsorship with AIB Private Banking. As Afloat previously reported, Ireland's largest yacht racing club is hosting the live panel discussion…
Tom Dolan will outline his own approaches to sport psychology in the DBSC evening
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) will launch its AIB sponsorship with a sailing psychology evening featuring some of the country's top sailors online. RTÉ's Fergal Keane from Seascapes will host a live chat with top professional sailors Tom Dolan, Annalise…
ISORA Champion Rockabill VI competing in the 2017 Turkey Shoot Series. The 2020 Series has been postponed due to the pandemic
The 20th edition of the popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series due to start in November has been postponed due to the Level Five COVID-19 lockdown beginning tonight but organisers hope there may still be a chance of…
Breezy conditions for a DBSC Turkey Shoot race on Dublin Bay
The Notice of Race has been published for November's eight-race DBSC Turkey Shoot that is sponsored by the club's new title sponsor, AIB. Running each Sunday from the 1st November to 20th December and hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, 2020 is the…
Suzanne McGarry with past and outgoing Laser class captains Sean Craig (left), Gavan Murphy and Ross O’Leary (right)
It’s no secret that the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Laser fleet is in good shape. Anybody strolling the piers or looking out on club forecourts will have seen that for themselves. DBSC (Dublin Bay Sailing Club) in 2020 drew a huge…
Yachts racing around DBSC's Pier Mark
There will be no further Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer Series racing due to the continuing Government Level 3 restrictions and Irish Sailing guidelines. At the start of the partial lockdown in the capital, it had been hoped that Dublin…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club entry Ventunowas fourth in this year's Beneteau 21 championships on Dublin Bay
The Beneteau 21 Class Championships 2020 sailed on Dublin Bay despite the odds over two Saturdays in September writes the class Honorary Treasurer, Jimmy Fischer 21ft boats are no stranger to Dublin Bay, indeed we are seeing a rise of the…
 The spirit of September 2020, as the Water Wags have their last race of the season in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the evening of Wednesday, September 16th. Tim & Marcus Pearson's Little Tern gets to the finish line just ahead of Ian & Judith Malcolm's Barbara, with Martin & Triona Byrne's Hild making in on port to finish third
Thank you, September. You did your best to provide us with good sailing as ingenious moves were implemented to run modified pandemic-compliant events which gave proper meaning to the season, and to our sailing traditions. It was neither your fault…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC’s race management vessels
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s final Saturday race of the truncated summer season remains a possibility if the capital is lifted out of Level 3 coronavirus restrictions on Friday 9 October. Earlier today (Thursday 1 October), Irish Sailing provided an update…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC's Race Management vessels -club racing has been suspended with immediate effect due to new level 3 restrictions
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has 'suspended' its AIB DBSC 2020 Summer Sailing Series in light of this evening's latest government Level 3 restrictions that impact sailing activity. As the Level 3 partial shutdown is expected to extend beyond the last…
Ruffles was third in the Ruffian 23 race
132 boats across 20 classes turned out for Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race.  In the big cruiser division, the First 40 Prima Forte was the IRC Zero winner from  XP 44 WOW and the Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady.  IRC…
The Goodbody family of Dun Laoghaire have been remarkably successful in making the best of 2020's shortened season. On Thursday evening their J/109 White Mischief emerged as overall winner of Cruisers 1 in the DBSC Thursday Series under both IRC and ECHO, and they also were champion J/109. Meanwhile in August, Richard Goodbody and his 16-year-old son Max crewed aboard Chris & Patanne Power-Smith's J/122 Aurelia to take line honours and third overall in the Fastnet 450
Even Dublin Bay Sailing Club, with all its remarkable expertise and sheer firepower, has been unable to slow Planet Earth in its daily rotation, let alone alter the steady changing of our little solar satellite's endlessly shifting tilt as it…
Rockabill VI was the winner of tonight's DBSC final Thursday Race in the Cruisers IRC Zero division
An excellent fleet of 114 Dublin Bay Sailing Club boats turned out for the final Thursday of the Covid-extended mid-week racing on Dublin Bay in a light to moderate SW'ly. Results are below DBSC Results for 10/09/2020 Cruiser 0 IRC:…

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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