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DBSC Committee Vessel 'MacLir' is on the Market

7th March 2023
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Committee Vessel, MacLir is on the market for €25,000
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Committee Vessel, MacLir is on the market for €25,000 Credit: Afloat

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Committee Vessel, MacLir, is for sale. 

The Blyth 33 Catamaran is identified with Dublin Bay's regular yacht racing scene and is regularly on duty at the capital's big sailing events, including the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. 

The boat is on the market for €25,000 through broker Leinster Boats

The semi-displacement hull is fitted with twin Ford Mermaid diesel engines. The boat has a large aft deck, and a pilot house with railed observation platform over the coachroof.

The aft deck has wheelchair access by side gates. Large sliding glass screen door aft of pilot house.

The multiuse Blyth 33 Catamaran Mac Lir working as a DBSC Flagship for yacht races on Dublin Bay Photo: AfloatThe multiuse Blyth 33 Catamaran Mac Lir working as a DBSC Flagship for yacht races on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

According to broker Ronan Beirne, the cat has the potential for pot fishing or as a tourist-related "dolphin watch" vessel.

The vessel is not coded.

See the full advert for MacLir on Afloat boats for sale here

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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 Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George 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 a 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.