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DBSC Prepares for First Race of Spring Chicken Series at National Yacht Club

27th January 2019
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Next weekend's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series kick starts the 2019 sailing season on Dublin Bay Next weekend's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series kick starts the 2019 sailing season on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

With next weekend's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series ready to kick start the 2019 sailing season on Dublin Bay, there has been a shout out for any last minute entries.

The series follows a pre-Christmas record turnout in the club's 2018 DBSC Turkey Shoot series that attracted over 75 entries.

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the series is six races over the next six Sunday mornings under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, One-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome to join the series.

The First gun is at 10.10 hrs. The Entry fee of €60.00 includes temporary membership of Dublin Bay S.C. and hosts, the National Yacht Club

Last year the series attracted 36 entries.

Download race documents here

Published in DBSC, National YC, Dublin Bay
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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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