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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
A J109 Class One yacht passes DBSC's East Mark in 2019. A club survey revealed large support for racing on the Bay this season
There has been overwhelming support from a Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) survey to going racing this season despite the problems posed by COVID-19. The anonymous survey got a response from over half of DBSC's 1,200 members There showed 'huge…
2020 DBSC racing was due to start this Saturday
In a week when Ireland's biggest yacht racing club was due to start its summer schedule, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is instead surveying members in lockdown for their thoughts on the prospect of racing on the Bay later this…
Yachts racing on Dublin Bay - a new solidarity regatta of all Dun Laoghaire yacht clubs has been announced for July 31st
A new Dublin Bay regatta involving the whole Dun Laoghaire sailing waterfront has been announced for July 31st to August 3rd.  The 'Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs Solidarity Regatta 2020' is an initiative of all five of Dun Laoghaire's yacht clubs…
A French-built Archambault A31 racing under spinnaker. An A31 will race in Class Two DBSC this season
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) buoyant Cruiser Two fleet has an A31-type yacht added to its number this season.  The French-built Archambault A31 is arguably one of the most competitive IRC boats of its size. The new arrival is a National Yacht…
The 2020 DBSC sailing season has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
The opening of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's summer season scheduled for the last week in April has been postponed due to Government Covid-19 measures. The revised start date is so far unknown.  The club, one of the largest yacht racing…
The RIYC at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will be launching boats in less than a fortnight for the summer sailing season at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Details of the annual lift-in are contained in a bulletin to members that sets out…
Racing in the fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
After four races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the 1720 sportsboat Ricochet leads overall with one race of the series left to sail on March 22nd.  Second overall in the Citroen South sponsored fixture is the Sigma 38…
The Spring Chicken fleet return to Scotsman's Bay in their fourth race of the DBSC Series
There was good news for DBSC Spring Chicken Series sailors who successfully completed their fourth race of the series in strong westerly winds this morning on Dublin Bay. The gusty conditions, however, proved too much for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites…
Overall leader Mermaid IV
Overall leader Mermaid IV will be in the first start of next Sunday's forecasted breeze fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.  As Afloat reported, the Beneteau 50-footer has a slender lead in the weather hit series…
Mermaid IV leads at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
The largest yacht in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet, Mermaid IV from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads after three races of the club's Citroen South sponsored Spring Chicken Series. The Beneteau First 50-footer leads by 2.5 points from the…
New Dublin Bay arrival - The 2004 41-footer is El Pocko, a German Frers Puma 42 in the slings at the RStGYC
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruiser Zero fleet got a further boost this week when another addition to the rekindled fleet appeared under the crane at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2004 41-footer…
The First 310 More Mischief leads the Spring Chicken
The Beneteau First 310 More Mischief leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by a single point after two races sailed.   The 1720 Ricochet and the J109 Ruth are in joint second place on 13 points overall. Download overall results below. Racing…
Mermaid dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's forthcoming 2020 summer season will feature Squibs and Mermaids will racing together on both Tuesdays (Dinghy Course), and Saturdays (Green Fleet course). It's a change to existing arrangements as the club, announces its schedule for the season…
DBSC Committtee Boat Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club will add an extra race to its Spring Chicken Series following the second successive weekend cancellation due to storms. This Sunday's race was scrubbed this morning after Storm Dennis forecasts revealed that it is 'highly unlikely'…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will go afloat on Sunday to check conditions in advance of Spring Chicken Series Racing this Sunday
Dublin Bay Sailing Club organisers say they will be making every effort to get sailing on Sunday morning in the third race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series despite the gale warnings issued in advance of Storm Dennis. Start sequences…
Squibs will race on Tuesdays this season with DBSC
This week the Dublin Bay Squib one-design keelboat fleet held their Annual General Meeting this week. Outgoing Captain Noel Colclough confirmed that the had negotiated new racing arrangements with Dublin Bay Sailing Club and Squibs will race on Tuesday evenings with…

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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