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The Star Pride Cruise Liner alongside berth Number Two in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with the Dublin Port Pilot Boat 'Liffey' off her starboard bow
Yachts competing in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing have been asked to avoid the Cruise Ship 'Star Pride' manoeuvring around number 2 berth and leaving the harbour at 6 pm tonight before Dublin Bay racing. In a communication to…
Royal Irish yacht D Tox (McSwiney, O’Rafferty, McStay & Sherry) competed in Tuesday's DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. George 3, 3. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Icicle B211 One Design: 1. Billy…
Jalapeno (Barrington, Despard & O’Sullivan) from the National Yacht Club was the winner of DBSC's Bloomsday 2019 race for Cruiser 1 (IRC) and J109 divisions
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. White Mischief 31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2.…
Flying Fifteen Pair David Gorman and Chris Doorly were Afloat.ie Sailors Of The Month for September 2015
A 16-boat Flying Fifteen fleet had an interesting course that made use of the temporary replacement of Harbour mark and took us to a new mark that we haven’t visited for quite some time: Island. The race proceeding commences in…
There was a a 100% turnout of all twelve DBSC Beneteau 31.7s
Despite 11 DBSC boats competing in this week's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, there was a fantastic turnout of 120 boats this evening, for Thursday night's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay including a 100% turnout of all twelve Beneteau 31.7s. Results are…
Ronan Wallace was the winner of the first race in the DBSC Laser Standard division. Results below
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Diane II, 2. Ruff Justice, 3. Ruff Diamond B211 One…
David Mulvin's Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput II
Race 1 SB20: 1. Sea Biscuit Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic, 3. Ignis Caput II IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Diane, 3. Sapphire Race 2 Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic,…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera was the winner of tonight's DBSC Thursday night race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Juggerknot 2, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Boomerang, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 J109: 1.…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) who had cancelled its racing programme this Saturday at the request of the organisers of this weekend's ICRA championships on Dublin Bay now say that there is now a possibility of running some DBSC racing from one of…
The First 285 Pamafe (Gerald Costello of the RIYC) was the DBSC Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo race winner
DBSC Results for 04/06/2019 Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Sea Jade B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Isolde B211 Echo: 1. Isolde, 2. Ventuno, 3.…
The Mustang 30 Peridot (J.McCann, P. Cadden,Y. Charrier and H. O’Donnell) of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of the DBSC Cruisers Two IRC race
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jump the Gun, 2. White Mischief, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno 31.7 One Design:…
Keith Poole's Flying Fifteen 'The Gruffalo' from the National Yacht Club was the winner of tonight's DBSC race
There was a bumper DBSC turnout of 134 boats for tonight's Thursday night racing. The fleet enjoyed a fine SW to W F3-4 breeze on Dublin Bay. DBSC Results for 30/05/2019 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow, 3. YoYo Cruiser…
Ross O'Leary of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was second in both DBSC Laser Standard races
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Wynward, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers Tuesday Echo: 1. Elandra, 2. Powder Monkey Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Sea Jade, 1. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Icicle, 3. Carmen B211 One…
Lively Lady (Rodney and Keith Martin) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was second in IRC and ECHO in the DBSC Cruisers Zero class
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Ruth, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Prima…
IDRA 14 Dunmoanin'
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Supernova 2. Saki, 3. Papytoo Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Sea Jade, 3. Team INSS Ruffian: 1. Diane II, 2. Alias, 3. Ruff Justice B211 One Design: 1. Bees Wing, 2. Yikes, 3. Isolde…
Peridot (J.McCann, P.Cadden, Y.Charrier, H. O’Donnell RIYC) was second in DBSC Cruiser 2 IRC
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jump the Gun, 2. Gringo, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Something Else, 3. White Mischief 31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2.…

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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