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A 100% turnout for the 31.7 fleet but no racing due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay
Despite a terrific turnout of 135 boats this evening (including 100% in the Beneteau 31.7 Class) the wind died on Dublin Bay at 8 pm and all DBSC racing was abandoned.
Alias was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Supernova, 3. Papytoo Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. Jay-Z, 3. Team INSS Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Yikes 2. Ventuno 3. Bees Wing B211 Echo:…
Michael Leahy & John Power's Levante  from the National Yacht Club was the Beneteau 31.7 One Design DBSC race winner
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Rockabill Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jalapeno, 2. White…
The J97 Windjammer (Lindsay J. Casey & Denis Power) was the Cruisers II IRC and ECHO winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. YoYo Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. Bon Exemple, 3.…
A fleet of 20 Lasers are among the DBSC dinghies now sailing on Tuesday nights on Dublin Bay
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Saki, 2. Pamafe, 3. Wynward Sportsboat SptBt. Hcap: 1. Sea Jade, 2. Team INSS Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Diane II, 3. Ruff Justice B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Yikes, 3. Ventuno…
Andrew Algeo's new J99 Juggerknot II from the Royal Irish Yacht Club starts well on port tack in today's DBSC Cruisers One race
DBSC Results for 04/05/2019: Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. White Mischief Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple,…
Chinook (Andrew Bradley) was the winner of the DBSC B211 One Design race
DBSC Results for 30/04/2019 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Asterix, 2. Papytoo, 3. Grasshopper II Combined Cruisers Tuesday Echo: 1. Elandra, 2. Hot Cookie Sportsboat SptBt. Hcap: 1. Sea Jade, 2. Team INSS Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Ruff Diamond B211…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Updates Dinghy Instructions & Course Cards For 2019
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s dinghy instructions and course card for 2019 are available online as a handy two-page PDF file. With the hope of Laser 4.7s joining the club’s growing Laser fleet, revised start times have been instituted for Tuesday…
DBSC winner -  Paul O'Higgin's JPK 1080 Rockabill VI
Paul O'Higgin's JPK 1080 Rockabill VI gave notice of her intentions this season with a win in the first race of the DBSC season tonight on Dublin Bay. The cruisers zero competitor from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
The new chart showing the 2019 DBSC Mark locations including the optional positions for Harbour and Zebra marks close to the new anchorage for cruise liners off Dun Laoghaire's Harbour Mouth
A Dublin Bay risk assessment carried out by Dublin Port Company has led to the removal of some of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) yacht racing marks and the upgrading of others. Some courses in next month's busy DBSC summer…
INSS Spring Chicken winners from left to right: Kylie McMillan, Kenneth Rumball, Stephen Oram, Conor Kinsella, Lucy Dowling and Alexander Rumball.
With winds gusting to 40–knots from the northwest on Dublin Bay this morning, there was little prospect of a final race in the six-race DBSC Spring Chicken series, especially as a flooding tide created a rough sea state for the…
The 1720 Wolfe is second overall in the Spring Chicken Series with one race left to sail
Forecasted strong westerly winds threaten the final race of Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.  As reported earlier, the overall lead is currently held by the Irish National Sailing School's 1720 sportsboat but race organiser Fintan Cairns says he "hopes we…
The INSS 1720 has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Two 1720 sportsboats lead the DBSC Spring Chicken Series into the final round of the six-race series this Sunday. Results published by organisers today (downloadable below) reveal the Irish National Sailing School 1720 leads overall on 25 points, some 11 points ahead…
The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork on fleet manoeuvres at sea in 1738, as recorded by Dutch artist Peter Monamy. Today, the flags may have changed, the boats may be different, and it is now the Royal Cork Yacht Club. But the spirit of 1720 lives on with its Tricentenary next year. Image courtesy RCYC
Sailing in Ireland is a sport of long-lived organisations, writes W M Nixon. It’s a vehicle sport in which a significant number of the sailing vehicles are cherished classics, sometimes passed down from one generation to the next. Like it…
The INSS 1720 is second overall at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series with two races left to sail
With two races left to sail, a variety of boats occupy the top ten of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series leaderboard at the National Yacht Club. When the discard was applied after Sunday's race four, White Knight leads the 40–boat fleet…

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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