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DBSC Changes Saturday Sailing Plans Owing to Laser Masters Races

12th September 2018
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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 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 Photo: Afloat.ie

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 DBSC racing area will be south and east of a line extending from Pier Mark to Poldy, East and New Ross marks. The Lasers will plan to race north and west of that line. DBSC Boats are advised to avoid sailing in that space and impeding any Laser races which may inadvertently extend beyond the designated Laser course area.

More details are on the attached change to the Sailing Instructions issued by Dublin Bay.

DBSC's Green fleet racing will now take place on Sunday the 16th September 2018 instead of Saturday due to the final of the Laser Masters.

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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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