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DBSC Honours RAYC Prizegiving With Black-Tie Dinner At National Yacht Club

24th November 2016
Beneteau 31.7s will be among the prizewinning classes at next month's RAYC Black Tie Dinner at the National Yacht Club Beneteau 31.7s will be among the prizewinning classes at next month's RAYC Black Tie Dinner at the National Yacht Club

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, will be presented with their trophies at the gala dinner at the National Yacht Club on Saturday, 3rd December.

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the Two Dublin racing clubs came together in order to rationalise a crowded Dublin Bay yacht racing calendar a year ago next month. Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) and the Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC), whose origins date back to the late 1800s, combined to reduce the 'very crowded calendar, reduced entries and duplication of effort that impacted on both the RAYC and DBSC.

Bookings (€50 per person) directly with the NYC.

 

 

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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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