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Updated Sailing Instructions For DBSC End-Of-Season Race Day

28th September 2018
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Dublin Bay dinghies will have their final fling of 2018 tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 29 September Dublin Bay dinghies will have their final fling of 2018 tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 29 September

Dublin Bay Sailing Club has released further details about this weekend’s end-of-season race day at the Royal St George.

Amendments to the sailing instructions will see the Blue Fleet (including Shipmans) start and finish at MacLir, displaying a blue pennant, while the Red Fleet will start an finish at the Freebird, displaying a red pennant. Green Fleet boat will race with the Red Fleet.

There will be no starts or finishes at the West Pier (Hut) Line. Macular will be stationed in the northern quarter of the racing area, with the Freeboard in the southern quarter.

Two races will be sailed for each class if possible, and both qualify for Series 2 points.

Also, racing will start around two hours earlier than usual, with the first warning signals at noon.

Boats will be scored up to 20 minutes after the finish of the class leader, after which they will be declared DNF.

Full details of the updated race instructions for tomorrow, Saturday 29 September, are available to download below or from the DBSC website.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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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