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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Royal Irish Yachts Make a Clean Sweep of Cruisers I
Royal Irish club-mates made a clean sweep of Cruisers I tonight in a Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night race that started in a medium south easterly wind but ended in a glassy calm writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. Cruiser…
Craig Outwits Lyttle for DBSC Dinghy Honours
In a fine turnout for the Laser class, the Royal St. George's Sean Craig outwitted club mate Theo Lyttle for line honours tonight in the Laser dinghy class on Dublin Bay. Tonight was the last race in the first series…
Dick Dastardly Does the Deed on Dublin Bay
A vintage half tonner took IRC handicap honours on a very blustery Dublin Bay this afternoon in one of the biggest classes of the 2011 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Brian Cusack's Dick Dastardly from the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht…
Dunmoanin' Wins IDRA 14 Dublin Bay Race
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club's Frank Hamilton was first home tonight in the IDRA 14 foot dinghy class racing on Dublin Bay. Second was Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne) with Squalls (Stephen Harrison) third. In the single handed Laser class former national…
Commodore's Yacht Outfoxes Joker in Breezy Bay Race
Southerly winds gusting to 25–knots brought the DBSC Commodore's modified A35 yacht Gringo home for a fine win in Cruisers One IRC of Dublin Bay Sailing Club this afternoon writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. Tony Fox's first win of the…
Supernova Success on Dublin Bay
Ken Lawless's Supernova emerged the winner of tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Cruisers III race sailed in moderate westerly winds writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. The Dubois Starfish design beat Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle) who finished second. Last Saturday's race winner Gung…
Oram's Fireball Continues Winning Streak
With less than a month to go to the first race of the Fireball World Championships in Sligo it was obvious why the Fireball class turnout on Dublin Bay was strong tonight. Steven Oram's new Fireball continued its winning streak…
Gung Ho Does the Double on Dublin Bay
Grainne and Sean O'Shea's Gung Ho from the Royal Irish Yacht Club repeated last Saturday's Cruisers III success with another win in blustery conditions on the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) course this afternoon writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. The…
Contango Wins in Perfect Sailing Conditions on Dublin Bay
Barry Cunningham's well sailed Corby 33 Contango excelled on a long spinnaker run on Dublin Bay tonight to produce a fine win in class one IRC. With 15 knots from the west gusting up to 25, rarely are conditions more…
Grasshopper II Makes the Jump on Dublin Bay
The National Yacht Club Trapper 300, Grasshopper II, (Kevin and John Glynn) – one of two Trapper's racing on Dublin Bay this year – made light work of the scratch First 28 Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey) and the Sonata 28 Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell)…
Sea Mist Presents No Obstacle for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fleet
Spot the mark was the order of the day on Dublin Bay for this afternoon's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race as boats, ships and racing marks appeared - and disappeared - in a sea mist that persisted all afternoon. …
Ruff'n'Ready Tops Dublin Bay Ruffian Fleet
Ann Kirwan sailing Ruff'n'Ready made the most of 15–knot south easterly breezes on Dublin Bay to beat a 13-strong DBSC Ruffian fleet tonight.  It was a fleet race that remained tightly packed for the duration of the one hour competition.…
Oram's Boat with No Name Takes Second Win on Dublin Bay
Moderate easterly winds produced a great night's sailing on Dublin Bay tonight for the second Tuesday night race of the DBSC Summer season. In the Fireball dinghy class S. Oram's unnamed boat entry won again from Louis Smyth's 'Licence to…
Dublin Bay Win is No Xtravagance for Byrne
Colin Byrne sailing Xtravagance won in both IRC and ECHO handicap divisions in this afternoon's first Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday race of 2011. The Royal Irish Yacht Club entry beat the Commodore's yacht Gringo (Tony Fox) for the top…
First Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Abandoned Due to Lack of Wind
It would not have been a problem if the 80-metre Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile moored in Scotsman's Bay was the only obstacle for the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) fleet to overcome tonight. It was obvious though – as soon…
Moth Dinghy Makes its Dublin Bay Sailing Club Debut
A turnout of two dozen marked a successful start to the 2011 Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy season tonight. Making its debut for the first time under the club burgee was an International Moth dinghy. The…

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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