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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Mac Lir, one of two DBSC Committee Boats used to run yacht racing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore outlines the club's 2017 season programme that gets underway on April 25th and includes new coastal races and a 'grand finale' planned for September It was in July 2012, with wide stretches of…
1720 Optique is the DBSC Spring Chicken Series winner
1720 Sportsboat Optique was the overall winner of this year's DBSC Spring Chicken Series that concluded today in light winds at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Second was another 1720, Merlin with one time series leader Black Velvet,…
1720s racing at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Strong North–westerlies gusting to 40–knots lead to the cancellation of this morning's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. This year's weather–hit series aims to end on a high though with a final race climax next Sunday,…
Three J109s approach a gybe mark in last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Race on Dublin Bay
Despite the breezy forecast, DBSC organisers say they will be making every effort to get another race in this Sunday at the Rathfarnham Ford Sponsored Series on Dublin Bay. Handicaps and start times for the fourth race are downloadable below.…
J109 Dear Prudence on the edge after gybing in Sunday's Spring Chicken Race on Dublin Bay. See gallery below
1720 Merlin leads the ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II by a single point after three races sailed in the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. Sunday's third race was sailed in blustery conditions that led to…
The Farr 42 WOW is for sale but will be raced as usual this season before her crew move to a new 40–footer
Royal Irish skipper George Sisk will be at the helm of a new DBSC Cruisers Zero yacht in the not too distant future. The replacement for his current Farr 42 has yet to be determined, but the crew are seeking…
Dear Prudence (black spinnaker) Barry Lyons & John Given of the RIYC leads ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II skippered by John Maybury (red spinnaker). Joker II is ahead of Royal Irish club mates Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet (3471) Leslie Parnell and J109 sisterships Indecision (Declan Hayes, Ronan Moloney, & Patrick Halpenny) and Jump the Gun (John M. Kelly & Michael Monaghan) into a Scotsman’s Bay mark in Sunday’s DBSC Spring Chicken Series race
The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet is the leader after two races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken race on Dublin Bay. The Leslie Parnell skippered yacht from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads J109 Dear Prudence in the Rathfarnham Ford Sponsored…
Dominant force – A 13–strong J109 fleet will boost Cruisers One numbers on Dublin Bay Sailing Club this season
With just over six weeks to the Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club season the stand–out class of the year looks like Cruisers One where a 20–boat fleet has 13 J/109s among its number. It's an impressive result that bodes…
ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II skippered by John Maybury leads three Royal Irish club mates Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet (3471) Leslie Parnell and J109 sisterships Indecision (Declan Hayes, Ronan Moloney, & Patrick Halpenny) and Jump the Gun (John M. Kelly & Michael Monaghan) into a Scotsman’s Bay mark in Sunday’s DBSC Spring Chicken Series race.
Just crowned ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II was back on the water this morning in a buoyant DBSC Spring Chicken fleet that enjoyed perfect 10–15 knot northwesterly winds after a number of cancellations over the past three weekends. …
Cruiser Racing on Dublin Bay has been extended for the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Handicaps and start times (downloadable below) have been issued for this Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken series racing. Also issued is an amendment to the Sailing Instructions to extend the series after recent cancellations due to bad weather on Dublin Bay. …
Winds gusting to 45mph are forecast for start time on Sunday
After only one race sailed in three weeks, DBSC Spring Chicken organisers are making plans to extend the Dun Laoghaire series if this weekend also falls foul of the strong wind forecast.  Handicaps and Starts for next Sunday's Dublin Bay…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird officiates at the Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
A great turn–out after two cancellations got the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series for Sailing Cruisers off to a great start on a lovely day at the National Yacht Club last Sunday.  The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet was the first…
DBSC racing for SB20s gets underway on Dublin Bay
London 2012 Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy, who is DBSC Principal Race Officer and ISA Director of Racing, is organising an ISA Race Officer Level 1 Course which will be run over two evenings – Tuesday March 28th and…
After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet including the J109 Jump the Gun above is hopeful for a start this Sunday
15–knot westerlies should give Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken sailors grounds for optimism this Sunday at the National Yacht Club.   After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet is hopeful for a start this weekend after two missed Sundays so…
DBSC summer racing on Dublin Bay begins on Tuesday, April 25th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), the country's largest yacht racing organisation, is well advanced with plans for its Summer season in just over two months time. There are some major changes to the Sherry Fitzgerald–sponsored programme this year with the…
The J109 Indecision is a competitor in the DBSC Spring Chicken series.
Unsuitable wind conditions disrupted this morning's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series for a second week in a row. While last week's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored racing was scrubbbed because of no wind, this morning's round–the–cans race was forced off…

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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