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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Chris Moore is presented with a special thank you 3D chart of Dublin Bay by Commodore Ann Kirwan
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) presented its outgoing Honorary Secretary Chris Moore with a 3-D chart of Dublin Bay in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Friday evening. The presentation follows Moore's retirement as DBSC Honorary Secretary on Thursday, June 30th.…
Three DBSC races for the FFs on Dublin Bay on Saturday
By way of a straw pole on their WhatsApp Group the Flying Fifteen fleet signed up to a three-race DBSC programme offered by designated Race Officer for the day, Barry O’Neil. On arrival at the waterfront, the prospect of three…
Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief
Overall leader Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of the Cruisers One IRC Race eight in DBSC's AIB Summer Series on Saturday. The Saturday DBSC racing marked a return to club…
David Mulvin & Ronan Beirne (4068) one of three Irish crews who are competing in the UK Flying fifteen Nationals at Hayling Island.
Sixteen Flying Fifteens took to the water for the first July Thursday race of DBSC and needed a second attempt at starting to get the race underway. Race Officer John McNeilly set a simple “triangle – sausage course” using Bulloch,…
Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George J97 Windjammer
Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George J97 Windjammer was the winner of last night's (Thursday, 7 July) light air eight boat AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Series in the Cruisers Two IRC division. Southeast winds were light for race 11…
Rosemary Roy has been appointed as Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club
Dun Laoghaire yacht racing official Rosemary Roy has been appointed as Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), Ireland's biggest yacht racing club, following the retirement of the outgoing Chris Moore.  Moore retired as DBSC Honorary Secretary on Thursday, June 30th.…
Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne
An 11-boat turnout for race ten of Cruisers One (IRC) saw the Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne take the gun in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night Series.  A 15-knot or less westerly breeze saw a…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour provided sufficient shelter in strong south east winds to enable DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing to take place
Up to 17 races have now been sailed in the 2022 AIB DBSC Dinghy series on Dublin Bay. Last night's racing for PY, RS Aero, Fireball, Radial, Laser Standard and IDRA 14 took place in strong and gusty south easterly winds racing took…
On arrival at the National Yacht Club on Thursday evening, the prospects for sailing didn’t look that good. The forecast had been for a handful of knots and the boats trying to finish the Round Ireland race were limping down…
David Gorman of the National Yacht Club (pictured left in this file photo) was the winner of Race eight in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series
David Gorman's 'Fomo' was the winner of Race eight in the Flying Fifteen race of tonight's AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Neil Colin, who leads the Tuesday night DBSC Fireball series, was second in Ffuzzy with DMYC clubmate Ben…
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in last night's DBSC Water Wag Race at dun Laoghaire Harbour which also counted as the clinker class's 2022 NYC Regatta
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in Wednesday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, a result that also put them in the frame for overall NYC Water Wag Regatta honours.  Race…
Josh Porter and Frank Miller (left) sailing in Brightlingsea at the recent Fireball UK National Championships
14 races have now been sailed in the 2022 AIB DBSC Dinghy series on Dublin Bay as the dinghy season approaches next Tuesday's midsummer's day race. Last night's racing in the Scotsman's Bay race area, attracted a good DBSC fleet…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera of the RIYC
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the RIYC took his third win in the eight boat Cruisers One IRC race of tonight's AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Overall, after seven races sailed and with five to count, Goodbody leads clubmate…
A file photo of DBSC Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
This evening’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is cancelled due to the forecast of winds gusting up to 30 knots until 9 pm. Live Dublin Bay webcams on this link here
On the RS Aero podium in Elba - 1 ITA 3441 Vincis Filippo, RS Aero 7,  2 ITA 3557 Mulas Davide, RS Aero 7 and 3 IRL 3826 Butler Noel, RS Aero 7
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) PY dinghy overall leader Noel Butler was on the podium at the weekend at the third Italian RS Aero event of the season on the beautiful Island of Elba. The event was dominated by national…
Strong Northeast winds and big seas on Dublin Bay forced the cancellation of all DBSC racing on Saturday. 

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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