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J109 Joker II was Sunday's race winner on Dublin Bay
In John Maybury's absence, Maurice O'Connell, from one of the DBSC Spring Chicken sponsors North Sails Ireland, helmed his J109 Joker II to a race win in the second race of the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored six week series. Another J109,…
The 1720 Optique has taken an early lead in DBSC's Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. Results are downloadable below
Two 1720s are being chased by an SB20 for the overall lead aftter the first race of the Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay on Sunday.   1720 Optique leads sistership Wolfe with Kenny Rumball's SB20 in third…
The Hanse 351 Hanse Off is one of 36-boats for tomorrow's first race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Keelboats ranging in size from 20–foot keelboats such as Flying Fifteens right up to 35–foot J109s are back on the water tomorrow (Sunday, 4th February) on Dublin Bay for the DBSC Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series, a forerunner to the…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will be on station for the first of the six races of the Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series that gets underway on Sunday, February 4th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has launched its first event of 2018 with the continuing sponsorship of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by Rathfarnham Ford. A series of six races to be held on Sunday mornings organised by Dublin Bay Sailing…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2018 Season Dates
#DBSC - Dublin Bay Sailing Club has posted the dates for its 2018 sailing season, which kicks off in late spring. The first Tuesday races of the year will begin on 24 April, running till 28 August. Thursday racing starts…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
Eimear Fleming, marking a fourth generation of IDRA14 sailors. Her great grandfather, Charlie Sargent, was involved in the formation of the Irish Dinghy Racing Association, now Irish Sailing, her grandfather, Charles Sargent, current Commodore of the IDRA14 class, and her mother,Vanya Sargent, a regular crew on IDRA14s
IDRA14’s, Vagos and Finns from the DBSC, Fireflies from the universities, Magno’s and Pico’s from the INSS, and Waszp’s toing and froing from the National YC – Dun Laoghaire harbour on Saturday represented all that is good and healthy about…
In the final races of the DBSC season today, Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) was the clear winner of the SB20 class on Dublin Bay
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO…
DBSC racers will have two races this Saturday – with some special prizes –  to mark the end of the Summer season
Dublin Bay Sailing Club is gearing up for Saturday's End of Season Race Day. Two races will mark the conclusion of the 2017 Summer season and racing will start approximately one hour earlier than usual.  The following SI amendments been put in place: …
Tony Fox's A35 Gringo from the National Yacht Club is today's DBSC Cruisers One winner
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 3. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al RUFFIAN 23 - 1.…
Lively Lady (Derek Martin) in Cruisers Zero
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Attitude (Milner Sugars Owens)  BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) CRUISERS 0…
Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) was a DBSC Beneteau 31.7 race winner
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)  CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George…
DBSC Cruisers One competitor Powder Monkey
CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Bon Exemple (C Byrne),…
 Jester (D Curtin) was third in the DBSC Sportsboats class
B21S - 1. YIKES (P CARROLL), 2. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN)  COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Borraine (D Butler), 2. Something Else (), 3. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Maranda (M Kelly),…
Ruff Rider, a DBSC Ruffian 23 competitor
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN)  B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two…
A Glen keelboat sailing on Dublin Bay. Terence Moran was DBSC Glen class captain in 2015
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) reports that Glen keeboat sailor Terence Moran died, suddenly and unexpectedly, after Tuesday night’s racing in Dublin Bay, just as his boat, Glenroan, was picking up its mooring in front of the Royal St. George…

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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