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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
The XP33 Bon Exemple was second in Cruisers One in Thursday's DBSC race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Joker 11, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Juggerknot Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Joker 11, 2. Platinum Blond,…
IDRA 14 Dart
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jiminy Cricket, 2. Wynward, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Borraine, 2. Platinum Blond, 3. Powder M Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Different Drumme, 3. Papillon B211 One Design: 1. Vamoose, 2. Beeswing, 3. Ventuno B211…
Beneteau 21 Racing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Wow Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jigamaree, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jigamaree, 2. Prima Luce, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1.…
The B211 One Design Ventuno from the RIYC was third
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jiminy Cricket, 2. Grasshopper 11, 3. Maranda Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Platinum Bonde Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2. Isolde, 3. Ventuno B211 ECHO: 1. Beeswing, 2. Isolde, 3.…
Chris Johnston's blue hulled Beneteau 31.7 Prospect was the winner of Thursday night's DBSC one design race for the class that boasts 15 entries
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. White Mischief Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Boomerang, 2. Platinum Blond, 3.…
DBSC Committee Boat Mac Lir will start Tuesday racing until the West Pier Hut is back on station
Tuesday Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing for keelboats will recommence on Tuesday next, the 15th of May. The late start to the season was due to the replacement of the plinth of the Starter’s Hut on the West Pier, and until…
Sean Craig of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of both of Tuesday night's DBSC Laser races
IDRA 14: 1. Doody J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne, 2. Dart P Long 3. Dunmoanin F Hamilton Laser R1: 1. S Craig, 2. R Wallace, 3. R O'Leary Laser R2: 1. S Craig, 2. R Wallace, 3. R O'Leary
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…

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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