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The Final Fling Regatta in Dun Laoghaire Hatrbour marked the end of the Summer Season for Dinghy Sailing on Dublin Bay
The CH Marine Laser sponsored, Final Fling regatta took place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday with a whopping 45 entries across two race courses writes Gavan Murphy,Dun Laoghaire Laser Class Captain Competitors were greeted by a punchy 20 knot South Westerly…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (skippered by Fintan Cairns) was the winner of today's final DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC race of the 2019 summer season
There was a good turnout of 102 boats for the last race of the DBSC Summer Series this afternoon on Dublin Bay with two races for all classes and 4 races for IDRA 14s. The results of the last race…
Bluefin Two was the DBSC 31.7 One Design winner
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Jump the Gun, 3.…
Dreams of long ago are re-born with relevance for today. The revived Dublin Bay 21 Class being re-created in Kilrush Boatyard will give an accessible introduction to classic wooden boat sailing in Dun Laoghaire in a way that is in tune with the modern trend towards non-ownership
In 1828, when the recently re-named and still only semi-finished harbour of Kingstown on Dublin Bay staged its first regatta, it certainly gave an indication of the transformed place’s potential for waterborne sport. Yet it was not until 1831 that…
Cartoon was the DBSC Cruiser 3 IRC winner
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. D-Tox, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Chimaera, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Ruth, 3. White…
The Class one and Class Zero start of today's DBSC coastal race from Scotsman's Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. D-Tox, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. Juggerknot 2,…
Wow (George Sisk) was the DBSC Cruiser 0 IRC winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3.…
Tony Fox's Gringo was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner
109 boats enjoyed a breezy evening for the last Thursday DBSC race of the season on Dublin Bay tonight.  Results are below DBSC Results for 29/08/2019 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox…
Hot Cookie was third in the final Tuesday DBSC Combined Cruisers race of 2019
Sixty boats turned out tonight for the last Tuesday race of the 2019 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season. DBSC Results for 27/08/2019 below: Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Maranda, 2. Dubious, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers: 1. Powder…
White Mischief (Tim and Richard Goodbody) was the DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC winner
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) sent a fleet south on a 'passage' race for to Greystones in County Wicklow yesterday. Participating Cruiser Classes were one, three and five finished at Greystones in time for today's BJ Marine 'Taste of Greystones'…
Colin Byrne's XP 33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the DBSC Cruiser 1 race winner
There was a 115 boat turnout tonight for Thursday's DBSC race on Dublin Bay. Results are below. Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 1 IRC:…
Ross O'Leary was the winner of the second race of the DBSC Laser Standard fleet
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Asterix, 2. Papytoo, 3. Saki Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Extreme Reality Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Alias, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Bees Wing, 3. Isolde B211 Echo:…
George Sisk's Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC and ECHO winner of DBSC's Class Zero
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
SB20: 1. Venuesworld.com, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. So Blue Sportsboat: 1. Jitterburg, 2. Jheetah, 3. Zelus Dragon: 1. Zin Zan, 2. Phantom Flying 15: 1. Betty, 2. A Mere Triffle, 3. Snow White Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias…
The J109 Powder Monkey was third in the DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Saki, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Sportsboat: 1. George 3, 2. Jay-Z, 3. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond B211…
Juggernot 2 was second in DBSC IRC One tonight
There was a strong turnout tonight of 126 boats for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night racing given the holiday season. It was a boisterous evening on the bay with one boat dismasted. DBSC Results for 08/08/2019 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 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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