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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
While the thirty-one countries of the ILCA 4.7 fleet were completing the final race of their Youth World Championship in Dublin Bay, there was another close competition taking place in the bay under Barry O'Neill as P.R.O. This was under…
Myles Kelly's Maranda from the DMYC was second in IRC 3 of DBSC's Thursday race
Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte had a win IRC and ECHO in Cruiser Zero in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Thursday night race.  117 boats in all DBSC classes enjoyed a good breeze on the bay for the race…
Noel Butler sailing his RS Aero dinghy
RS Aero sailor Noel Butler of the National Yacht Club was the winner of tonight's light air DBSC PY Class race on Dublin Bay. Royal St. George's Brendan Foley finished second with Butler's clubmate Stephen Oram was third. Results summary below DBSC…
All 22 classes of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Saturday racing schedule were cancelled this afternoon due to strong westerly winds.  The termination follows an abandonment of DBSC racing last Thursday for all except five classes due to light winds…
DBSC Committtee Boat MacLir
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night racing was curtailed tonight even though the prospect of racing looked promising all day on Dublin Bay.  Despite the fact there were 20 knots of breeze from the south at 4.30 pm, only five…
Competing in the first DBSC Dublin Bay Twenty Footer Race of 2021 at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour were from  (L to R) front row: Winifred McCourt. Fionán de Barra. Dean McElree. (Back row) Article author Ronan Beirne, Alastair Rumball, Hal Sisk, Tim Pearson, Jim Foley and Michael Rothschild
Former National Yacht Club Commodore Ronan Beirne, who welcomed three restored Dublin Bay 21s back to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last Friday, accepted an invitation to join a DB21 crew for the first DBSC race in 35 years last Tuesday evening.…
DBSC is supporting and encouraging its members to participate in September's National Championships by not holding its regular Saturday racing for Cruiser Classes on September 4th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is not holding racing for cruiser-racer classes 1 – 5 on Saturday, 4th September in order to accommodate the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) National Championships that are being staged on Dublin Bay.  The annual…
Niall Coleman (centre) and Susan Halpenny were the winners of the Flying Fifteen's 2021 Facet Trophy presented by Facet Jeweller Pat Shannon (left)
The Facet Trophy for Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay is unique in that it is the only event within the DBSC Flying Fifteen Series where the trophy is presented on the day of the racing. This is due to the…
Rodney and Keith Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yach Club
Rodney and Keith Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yach Club was the winner of Saturday's light wind DBSC race on Dublin Bay for Cruisers Zero on both IRC and ECHO handicaps. The top three was a…
Home again. After an absence of 35 years - and all of 116 years after she first sailed here - the restored Dublin Bay 21 Naneen sails past Dun Laoghaire's East Pier lighthouse with a 21-gun salute
There's something about the way that Steve Morris and his boat-building team in Kilrush are restoring the 1903-vintage Dublin Bay 21s that speaks to people with only a vague notion of the sea and sailing. The class association circled around…
At the heart of the harbour for 83 years - a Dublin Bay 21 under the original gaff rig, which was used from 1903 until 1964. The class then sailed under Bemuda rig until 1986, and will resume Dublin Bay activities in 2021 with reversion to a modified gaff rig
The Dublin Bay 21 Footers are the oldest class of racing yachts of their kind in the world - the World’s Oldest Cruiser Racer Class. Designed in 1902 by the leading yacht designer, Alfred Mylne of Glasgow, for Dublin Bay…
Barry Glavin and Niall O’Riordan's SB20 Sea Biscuit was a race winner in Saturday's DBSC racing
Barry Glavin and Niall O’Riordan's Sea Biscuit from the Royal St George Yacht Club was the winner of the first race of Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club SB20 fixture. 113 boats across all the DBSC classes enjoyed a moderate ENE wind…
DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on July 16th 2021 pictured with DBSC Cruisers Two 2020 winners, Lindsay Casey and Denis Power with DBSC's Premier Trophy, The Waterhouse Shield. The RSTGYC J/97 crew also won the Lady Shamrock Trophy for Thursdays, the Silver Salver for Saturday IRC Racing and the TP Early trophy for Sat Echo racing. They are pictured with (second from left) DBSC sponsor Jim Connolly of AIB 
Last year, for one of the first times in a proud history stretching back to 1884, there was no gala event for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual prizegiving but as most Dun Laoghaire Harbour observers will attest, most of the sailors in the…
RS Aero sailor Brendan Foley of the Royal St. George Yacht Club
RS Aero sailor Brendan Foley of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of both light air Portsmouth Yardstick DBSC dinghy races at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In both races, Foley beat the National Yacht Club's Noel Butler, who,…
Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC winner of Dubin Bay Sailing Club's Cruiser 0 AIB Summer Series Saturday race.   Second and third on IRC were the First 40.7 sisterships Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)…
Myles Kelly's Senator 'Maranda' from the DMYC
Myles Kelly's Senator 'Maranda' from the DMYC was the winner of DBSC's Thursday night Cruiser 3 IRC race on Dublin Bay. Kevin Byrne's Starlet of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was second with Krypton third.  DBSC had another large…

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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