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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
J109s competing on Dublin Bay
DBSC
Selected results from DBSC SATURDAY Series one. CRUISERS 0 IRC  1 Wow George Sisk 4208 RIYC 1 2 ROCKABILL VI PAUL O'HIGGINS 10800 NYC/RIYC Lively Lady Derek Martin 1644 RIYC 1.105 Did Not Compete Tsunami Vincent Farrell 4007 NYC 1.054…
Just three knots blowing at race time
DBSC
With only three knots of wind from the south the prospect of any DBSC racing on Dublin Bay tonight always looked slim. Even so, DBSC Committee boats and a selection of entries from the 22 classes in the 200–boat fleet ventured…
As Bango (James, Peter et al) squeezed past the gate mark, they were able to head up 20 degrees, their kite popped and they took off once more
SB20
After a fortnight of frustrating cancellations and false starts to the season, eight SB20s made it onto the start line for the first Saturday races of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was for a freshening southerly breeze…
Colin Byrne skippered XP33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club to victory in today's DBSC Class One IRC race. Full results below
DBSC
Breezy south-westerly winds swept the Colin Byrne skippered XP33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club to victory in today's DBSC Class One IRC race. Two RIYC J109 club mates, Chimaera (Andrew Craig) and White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) were…
Thursday DBSC Racing Cancelled Due To No Wind on Dublin Bay
DBSC
With Saturday's racing scrubbed with too much wind, tonight's Thursday night racing also fell victim to the elements but this time because of not enough wind on Dublin Bay.  
A track of Laser sailor Theo Lyttle's training course over last Friday evening's training session – the DBSC Lasers were out in the conditions that cancelled the DBSC Saturday racing
Laser
DBSC Laser dinghy fleet began their month of May training over the weekend in both extreme conditions. Friday evening saw the fleet of Lasers leave the harbour in a solid 26–knot breeze and large swell practicing upwind technique, followed by…
The restored Periwinkle reveals her classic style
Historic Boats
The last time the Alfred Mylne-designed Dublin Bay 24s raced together in their home waters was Saturday, September 25th 2004 writes W M Nixon. Since then, the class has been through various traumas as projects for a group rebuild/restoration in…
The decision was made to keep the  DBSC dinghy fleets inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Fireball
Four Fireballs came under the starter’s orders for the third Tuesday night of the DBSC Summer Series. Given the warm conditions during the day and the strong tide outside, the decision was made to keep the dinghy fleets inside –…
Light winds for tonight's DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
DBSC
There were no finishers in tonight's DBSC keelboat racing in the light easterly winds that prevailed outside Dun Laoghaire harbour but inside dinghy classes all got finishes to bring to four the number of races sailed so far this summer…
Dave Cullen's Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club will defend its Class Two ICRA Crown at Royal Cork next month.
ICRA
The ICRA Cruiser National Championships reduced entry fee registration of €150.00 will end this Friday 12th May, just a month before the event sets sail at Royal Cork Yacht Club from 9th – 11th June. The final closing date for…
Big seas on Dublin Bay led to today's DBSC yacht racing for over 200–boats to be cancelled.
DBSC
DBSC Saturday racing got its second cancellation today as winds gusted to 30–knots on Dublin Bay. The 2017 Saturday season has yet to sail with both races of the series cancelled so far.  Even though winds are forecast to moderate this…
Ger Dempsey's Venues World was the winner of Thursday's DBSC SB20 race
SB20
In comparison to the prospect of an evening of office-based toil, a fresh north easterly breeze with lots of sunshine and a decent swell for SB20 based surfing had the makings of a far more enjoyable latter portion of a…
Water Wags on Lough Boderg. There was a strong turnout of 22 for Wednesday's race in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Water Wag
It wasn't only last night's Dublin Bay keelboats that were having a lively start to 2017 after the spell of north–easterlies. The DBSC Water Wags also had a pretty lively sail on Wednesday with 22 Wags out in force. Tim…
Tonight's Beneteau 31.7 (Echo) race was won by Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power). Lorcan Balfe's Extreme Reality (above) was third. Full results downloadable below
DBSC
Big seas and a big north easterly breeze made for a lively second DBSC Thursday night race for 22 keelboat classes this evening on Dublin Bay.  IRC One was won by Tony Fox's Gringo from the National Yacht Club. The…
Ruffian 23 racing on Dublin Bay. Results below.
DBSC
There were light winds for Tuesday evening's Dublin Bay Sailing Club races. Provisional results are downloadable below. No dinghy results received. Results for Combined Cruisers, Cruisers 3, Glens and Ruffian 23s below.
Southerly winds gusted to 30–knots
DBSC
With southerly winds gusting to over 30–knots this afternoon, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has had its second cancellation in its first week of summer racing for 2017.  Racing was scrubbed for dinghies on Tuesday, successfully completed on Thursday but…

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