Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) plans for the revised 2020 season continue apace as a bumper dinghy fleet is already in action and the start for keelboat and cruiser classes is now slated for July 7th, two weeks earlier than it had originally planned.
Last night (Thursday) there was evidence of the upcoming racing with a number of keelboat campaigns out training on the Dublin Bay race track. And tomorrow (Saturday) ISORA will get its offshore season underway with a coastal race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
DBSC has issued new Sailing Instructions and Course Cards with some big changes as a result of the shake up the pandemic has caused.
In particular, the season has been extended into September for its midweek series and into October for the weekend series.
The last DBSC races for dinghies will now be on Tuesday, September 8th, Saturday, October 10th and the Water Wags on Wednesday, September 23rd.
For keelboats, the last DBSC race dates are Tuesday, September 8th, Thursday, September 10th and Saturday, October 10th, just a month before the commencement of the club's popular winter Turkey Shoot Series in the first week of November.
Revised fleet compositions have also been implemented with new, timings and race areas on Saturday for all fleets.
DBSC has also moved to radio only course announcements for the Red Fleet in mid-week racing.
All the revisions are posted in the document section of the club website here.