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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Fergus Mason's Shipman 28 Viking sailing in Thursday, June 20th's DBSC Summer Series racing on Dublin Bay
Neither Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI or Chris Power-Smith's J122 Aurelia were on the DBSC race track last night as both will race Round Ireland on Saturday. Still, Rockabill VI remains four points clear at the top of the Dublin Bay…
No. 52 Puffin Seán and Heather Craig cross the line to win race one in the weekly Wednesday night DBSC Water Wag racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour followed by no. 38 Swift, Guy & Jacqui Kilroy and no. 49 Hilda, Conor and Jess Bryne
24 Water Wags turned out for the AIB DBSC race on Wednesday evening  June 19th at Dun Laoghaire.  Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three round windward leeward course with a final fourth beat to finish at the weather mark…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Thursday evening racing was cancelled tonight due to strong westerly winds. Winds measuring gusting over 20 knots meant the eighth Thursday race of the 2024 AIB summer season was scrubbed in all classes at Dun…
Swift no. 38 Guy and Jackie Kilroy take the winning gun at the 2024 National Yacht Club regatta Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Wednesday night’s Dubin Bay Water Wag race was the National Yacht Club regatta race, a class fixture traditionally run inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour ahead of Saturday's main regatta programme. As there were issues with the committee vessel, Dublin Bay Sailing…
An interesting course was set for the DBSC Flying Fifteens: Harbour – Pier – Poldy – Pier – Poldy – East – Molly – East – Finish
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer John McNeilly certainly had a challenge on his hands on Thursday night past as Mother Nature decided she initially wasn’t going to play ball with his plans for the one-design fleet, SB20s, Flying…
The overall DBSC IRC Zero division leader, Rockabill VI, won her fourth race of the summer Thursday series last night in Dublin Bay. The Paul O'Higgins JPK 10.80 is one of several bay entries that will miss this weekend's ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. The ISORA champion will compete in the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow on June 22nd
Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI is now five points clear at the top of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club AIB Thursday Summer Series IRC Zero division leaderboard after scoring his fourth win last night on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish yacht finished in a…
Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy, sailing Water Wag Number 45, Mariposa, cross the finish line in the AIB DBSC Water Wag Wednesday series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer Harry Gallagher set a two-round course for the 18 dinghies competing in the first race on Wednesday evening in the AIB DBSC Water Wag series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In a blustery NW…
Barry Cunningham's Royal Irish J109, Chimaera, was second on IRC One in the sixth AIB Saturday race of the 2024 season
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's sixth AIB Saturday race of the 2024 season was sailed on June 1st in light to medium easterly winds on a sunny Dublin Bay. In a seven-boat turnout in IRC One, under Race Officer Barry MacNeaney,…
DBSC Flying Fifteens had their first breezy Thursday DBSC race of 2024
On the first blustery night of the 2024 DBSC Thursday night series, there appeared to be some reticence about going on the water and that was to be expected in a week in which the dinghies didn’t get out on…
Johnny Treanor's National Yacht Club J112e Valentina made its 2024 Thursday night debut on the Bay and took third place in IRC Zero in race six
Paul O'Higgins's ISORA champion JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, which missed last weekend's cross-channel race, was on form in a blustery northwesterly on Dublin Bay last night, winning Dublin Bay Sailing Club's sixth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the season. The Royal…
The National Yacht Club's Tom Shanahan took the gun in the J109 Ruth in IRC One in the AIB-sponsored DBSC Saturday Series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fifth AIB Saturday race of the 2024 season was sailed on May 25th in blustery south easterly winds on a sunny Dublin Bay. There were several reasons that turnouts were down outside of this afternoon's European…
Sean Lemass's First 40 Prima Forte of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fifth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season
Sean Lemass's First 40 Prima Forte was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fifth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season as Royal Irish Yacht Club boats took the Cruisers Zero IRC podium. The Lemass boat took the victory in a…
A female Fireball dinghy duo sailing at Dun Laoghaire
This weekend's Women at the Helm Regatta 2024, hosted by the National Yacht Club and supported by Sia Partners and Irish Sailing, begins on Friday, May 24th, with a motivational panel featuring Olympic sailing silver medallist Annalise Murphy, solo offshore…
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing is cancelled at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing tonight (May 22) is cancelled due to gusty north-to-northwest winds reaching over 26 knots inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Lindsay Casey was the IRC 2 DBSC Saturday Race winner in the  J97 Windjammer
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fourth AIB Saturday race of the 2024 season was sailed on May 18th in sub-ten knot northerly winds on a hazy Dublin Bay. In a nine-boat turnout, J109s took the top three places in IRC One…
Sean Lemass's First 40, Prima Forte was third in the Cruisers Zero division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fourth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season
Kyran McStay's X-35 D-Tox was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fourth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season as Royal Irish Yacht Club boats swept the Cruisers Zero IRC podium. The McStay boat took the victory in…

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 Eddie Totterdell 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 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.