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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
The 2020 DBSC front cover
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has announced AIB Private Banking as its new headline sponsor over a three-year term.  The good news for Ireland's largest yacht racing club comes in one of the most challenging seasons on record. COVID -19…
Theo Lyttle was a double race winner in Saturday's DBSC racing
With just a week to go to the Laser national championships in Cork Harbour, Royal St George's Theo Lyttle was in top form in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Laser standard class today winning both races in the last warm-up before the…
The Royal Irish First 40 Prima Forte was the IRC winner in tonight's DBSC IRC Zero race
Dublin Bay recent arrival Prima Forte was the winner of tonight's DBSC Cruisers Zero IRC race beating the First 40.7 Tsunami. Third was the XP44, George Sisk's WOW. A 107-strong fleet across all classes enjoyed a light North Westerly Force…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner in Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race. 108 boats across all classes turned out to race in a light North Easterly breeze. Second to…
Peter Richardson's Dubious from the Royal St. George Yacht Club
107 DBSC keelboats took on a fresh southerly wind on Dublin Bay this evening for the club's Thursday night race. Cruisers Zero, won by Paul O'Higgins JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, had a 100% turnout.…
A close finish for DBSC SB20s today after three rounds of the course
122 DBSC boats turned out for an afternoon's racing in moderate Westerly winds on Dublin Bay today. In the first race of the SB20 sportsboats, Carpe Diem (Colin Galavan) took the gun followed by So Blue. Ted was third. Paul…
White Mischief was the Class One IRC winner of tonight's DBSC race on Dublin Bay
Another excellent turnout of 107 DBSC keelboats enjoyed a moderate to fresh SE'ly breeze on Dublin Bay this evening. Richard and Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the Cruisers IRC One winner tonight. The Royal Irish boat also won the…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club dinghy racing was cancelled due to fresh winds but 40 keelboats raced in a fresh westerly breeze on the Bay tonight. DBSC Results for 28/07/2020 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Gringo, 2. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 Echo: 1.…
Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe) from the DMYC was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race
The J109 'Jalapeno' of Paul Barrington, William Despard and Barry O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club was the one design and IRC Class One winner in yesterday's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay. 135 boats across all classes turned out today…
The Royal St. George J97 Windjammer was the Cruisers Two IRC winner on Dublin Bay
An excellent turnout of 112 boats, 74% of the DBSC keelboat fleet, turned out this evening to race in a somewhat flukey westerly wind of force 2-4 on Dublin Bay. Cruisers Zero IRC was won by Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80…
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer 1264 pips Brendan Foley 1321 on the line in last nights DBSC PY racing
The new RS Aero fleet now comprises the biggest one-design class, racing in the DBSC PY fleet. From zero boats last year in DBSC, there are now six Aeros racing competitively and there are rumours of more boats on the…
DBSC will manage the racing of September's joint Dun Laoghaire Harbour club's regatta
At the start of COVID 19 pandemic, the sailing community in Dun Laoghaire began planning for one event to replace the four individual waterfront yacht club regattas. The original regatta plan had two potential dates July 31st/ August 1st -…
66 dinghies competed in DBSC Tuesday evening racing. As well as Lasers, a mixed fleet included RS Aero, a Finn, Fireballs, IDRA14s and an RS400
There was a fine turnout of 116 boats for Tuesday evening's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay in a light SE breeze. The fleet included 66 dinghies of which 30 were Laser Radials who raced inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the…
The Royal Irish First 40 Prima Forte was second in today's DBSC IRC Zero race
127 boats from 19 classes, including 34 Laser dinghies, raced on a flukey Dublin Bay this afternoon. Dublin Bay Sailing Club debutante, the Royal Irish's First 40 Prima Forte (Patrick Burke and Sean Lemass) was second in Class O IRC,…
Tony Fox's Gringo from the National Yacht Club was the DBSC Cruiser One winner on both IRC and ECHO handicaps
 A large fleet of 104 boats across 15 classes enjoyed a fine Force 4 Westerly on the first full Thursday night race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Cruiser Zero & Cruiser 2 classes both had 100% turnout. DBSC…
Olympian Finn Lynch for Blessington SC and Annalise Murphy of the National YC winning the first race of the 133-year-old Dublin Bay Water Wags’ delayed 2020 season in Cathy MacAleavey’s Molly yesterday (Wednesday) evening
We think of the venerable Dublin Bay Water Wags as being the quintessential Dun Laoghaire Harbour class. But when the results of their first race of the delayed 2020 season yesterday (Wednesday) evening were analysed, it was noted that 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 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.

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