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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
DBSC J109 race winner White Mischief (Richard and Tim Goodbody) of the RIYC
Royal Irish Yacht Club J109 White Mischief (Richard and Tim Goodbody) beat Jalapeno (Paul Barrington) and Dear Prudence (Jay Bourke) in a windy DBSC J109 race on Dublin Bay last night. The sister ships were beaten overall in IRC One…
The start of the 27 boat DBSC Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Another fine fleet of vintage Water Wag dinghies raced in light winds inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of the class's regular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Wednesday night series. 27 turned out for racing eclipsing the fleets own Bloomsday high…
IDRA 14 dinghy, Dart
Royal St. George's Theo Lyttle won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Tuesday night Laser standard race at Dun Laoghaire from club mate Ross O'Leary. Damian Moloney was third. The Fireball class was won by Royal St. George's Louise McKenna with…
Class one IRC winner, the J109 White Mischief
The Royal Irish J109 White Mischief (Richard and Tim Goodbody) was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner in Saturday's DBSC race on Dublin Bay. There was a 125 boat turnout across all classes for the AIB Summer Series, the country's biggest sailing series. Second,…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay. The class is the most popular keelboat class in the 21-class DBSC fleet
A light fluctuating wind to start, an ebbing tide and a series of significant wind changes gave the Flying Fifteens and their race officer Brian Mathews a busy and challenging night (17 June) in the second Thursday of points racing…
Juggerknot II (Andrew Algeo) D2D class two winner was the DBSC class one Thursday night IRC race winner on Dublin Bay
Fresh from their return from last week's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, both Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) and Juggerknot II (Andrew Algeo), both from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, won their respective cruiser divisions in last night's DBSC Thursday night…
Water Wag racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Bloomsday 2021
26 Water Wag dinghies turned out last night for two Bloomsday races inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly ran two races for the fleet that included an on the water tribute…
Tuesday evening DBSC races started with an on the water tribute to the late Carmel Winkelmann, the long-standing DBSC member who died at the weekend aged 93. DBSC Flag Officers are preparing for a minute's silence on all boats in the fleet before racing commences on each race day this week. There will be an additional sound signal made five minutes before the first warning signal for the first class each day. The DBSC burgee will be dipped and a minute's silence will be observed in Carmel's honour.
Dublin Bay sailor Damian Maloney won both of Tuesday's Laser Standard races. Gary O'Hare was second with Gavan Murphy third in the first race. Gary O'Hare was also runner up in the second race with Chris Arrowsmith third. The evening…
Long Standing DBSC Member Carmel Winkelmann
Tuesday night marks the start of a week-long tribute to long-standing Dublin Bay Sailing Club member Carmel Winkelmann who passed away on Saturday, 12th June.  DBSC Flag Officers are preparing for a minute's silence on all boats in the fleet before racing commences…
Paddy Maguire's Gwili II from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was third in the DBSC Sigma 33/Cruisers 2 race
Tony Fox's IMX 38 Gringo from the National Yacht Club beat club mates John and Brian Hall's J109 Something Else in the Cruisers One IRC division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Saturday racing. Racing for classes in Seapoint Bay in the…
After a number of training races, which were very well attended and received, Mother Nature and Race Officer Jack Roy’s Team conspired most favourably to give the Flying Fifteens a good workout in a brisk breeze last night. Throughout the…
Beneteau 211 racing on Dublin Bay. Last night's first B211 DBSC Thursday night race was won by Chinook
102 yachts started on a windy evening on Dublin Bay last night for the first Thursday race proper of the 2021 DBSC summer season. Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109, White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club were Cruiser One…
Lasers dinghies racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the first night of DBSC racing of the 2021 season after COVID restrictions were lifted and competition returned
Damian Moloney won both of Tuesday night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) in-harbour Laser dinghy races, the first of the 2021 season. Ten-knot southerly winds greeted the DBSC fleet that resumed Dun Laoghaire competition following almost a month of training…
DBSC Committee Boats MacLir and Freebird will be operating next week as the club's AIB summer series begins on June 8th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Ann Kirwan rounded off a successful DBSC Race Training Mini-Series yesterday before racing commences after Bank Holiday Monday from next Tuesday, June 8th. The well-attended series, running since May 16th - in line with COVID guidelines…
There was a nine boat Beneteau 31.7 fleet for Saturday's DBSC race training
With just over a week to go until Dubin Bay Sailing Club racing starts on June 8th, 116 boats turned out across  21 classes for race training on the bay on Saturday. There were light easterly winds and another lovely…
DBSC 2021 racing marks on Dublin Bay
The second Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Saturday race training day attracted a fine fleet of 126 boats, forty more than last Saturday as the country's biggest yacht racing club prepares to resume competition from June 7th.  The fleets training…

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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