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Keith and Rodney Martin's Lively Lady was second in Cruisers Zero IRC and ECHO
31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson)…
In an amendment to the DBSC sailing instructions, Cruisers 0/1, such as Ronan Harris's J109 Jigamaree from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, will have a preparatory signal at 13:45 on Saturday
As Dublin Bay Sailing Club prepares for its first Thursday race of the 2018 season tonight, the club has also issued an amendment to its Saturday Courses due to the destruction of the plinth supporting the Hut during the March…
Frank Miller's Blind Squirrel from the DMYC was the winner of both of last night's DBSC in harbour Fireball races
Fireball Race 1: Blind Squirrel (F Miller), 2. Incubus (C Power/M Barry) Fireball Race 2: Blind Squirrel (F Miller), 2. Incubus (C Power/M Barry) IDRA 14 Race 1: Dunmoanin (F Hamilton), 2. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne) IDRA 14 Race 2: Dunmoanin (F…
In the build up to the Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay in 2019, the DBSC class has a racing fleet of 29 boats
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has saluted its largest one design keelboat and dinghy fleets on the eve of the 2018 season.  Boat entries everywhere are a perennial problem for organisers but that's not the case for either the Water Wag or…
Used every Tuesday and Saturday the current DBSC hut was built by DMYC member Denis Nolan who also constructed the flag hoist. Due to Winter storms the hut base has been washed away from the back of the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire Harbour did not emerge unscathed from the winter storms and neither did the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) starting hut on the back of the town's West Pier. The concrete walled plinth which has been supporting the West Pier Hut since…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
A weather–hit DBSC Spring Chicken Series will sail an extra weekend between Saint Patrick's weekend and Easter in order to complete the series. Total calm last Sunday was 'not forecast or expected' which means only three races have been sailed…
Racing has been cancelled in tomorrow's DBSC Spring Chicken Series due to Storm Emma. Winds are set to moderate later tomorrow
A sea state post Storm Emma has been judged to be not suitable for sailing and led to the cancellation of tomorrow's popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series.  Easterly winds, that brought wild conditions to many Dublin Bay harbours…
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: …

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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