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DBSC Summer Series Notice Of Race & Dates For Your Calendar

29th January 2020
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced dates for the 2020 Summer Series that starts after Easter.

This year’s first races will begin on Saturday 25 April, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 (for Water Wags) and Thursday 30, with the final DBSC rates currently scheduled for Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 August, and Saturday 26 September.

Full details will be published in due course, white the Notice of Race is available as a PDF to read or download HERE.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin Bay’s original Twenty Ones will join the fleet for Tuesday racing this season as a part of a revival of the oldest intact one-design keelboat class.

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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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