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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
All Eyes on Last Race of DBSC Spring Chicken Series
#dbsc – DBSC's Spring Chicken Series has produced an interesting set of overall results with one race left to sail on March 23rd. Race organiser Fintan Cairns says he hasn't seen such a close set of results for a long…
Second Race Added for DBSC's Spring Chicken Finale on March 23rd
#dbsc – The finale of the Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series will feature an additional race held to be held on the final Sunday on 23rd March. The amendment to the sailing instructions was issued today in advance of next…
1720 Sportsboat Wins First Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series Race
#dbsc  – A 1720 sportsboat named Deja Vu was the winner of the opening race of DBSC's Spring Chicken Series, second was the A35 Another Adventure and third was the Beneteau 34.7 Adelie. Full results are downloadable below.  The six weeek series got off to a…
Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Sailing Series Draws 40–Boat Fleet for First Event of 2014
#dbsc – Two Sailing School 1720 sportsboats from the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in Dun Laoghaire are part of a 40–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series that starts tomorrow at the National Yacht Club. See entry…
DBSC Launches 2014 Spring Chicken Series at the National Yacht Club
#dbsc – The National Yacht Club will host Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Spring Chicken series starting on 2nd February and running until March 9th. It follows the 70–boat Turkey shoot that ran up to Christmas. Both series are being sponsored by Rathfarnham…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 28 September 2013
#DBSC - Here are the latest results from the Dublin Bay Sailing Club for Saturday 28 September, the last race of the Summer 2013 season. BENETEAU 317 Echo - 1 Attitude (T Milner/J Sugars/M Branigan); 2 Extreme Reality (P McSwiney/E…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 21 September 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al) CRUISERS…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 14 September 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin),…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 7 September 2013
#DBSC - Here are the latest results from the Dublin Bay Sailing Club for Saturday 7 September: BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1 Extreme Reality (P McSwiney/E O’Rafferty); 2 Attitude (T Milner/J Sugars/M Branigan); 3 Magic (D O’Sullivan/D Espey) BENETEAU 31.7…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 31 August 2013
#DBSC - Here are the latest results from the Dublin Bay Sailing Club for Saturday 31 August: BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1 Extreme Reality (P McSwiney/E O'Rafferty); 2 Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson); 3 Levante (M Leahy/J Power) BENETEAU…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 29 August 2013
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al) CRUISERS 0…
Howth Yacht Club (HYC) Racing Results, Wednesday Club Series, 28th August 2013
#hyc – Class 2 IRC 1 1323 Fetching Quinn/O'Faherty 2 2507 Impetuous Noonan/Chambers 3 7495 Maximus P Kyne R2 - 28/08 - Class 2 HPH 1 956 C'est la Vie Flannelly/Others 2 2507 Impetuous Noonan/Chambers 3 7495 Maximus P Kyne…
Windless Dublin Bay Evening Closes Out DBSC Tuesday Nights
#fireball – Though I was unable to sail last night due to a working commitment, on returning to Dun Laoghaire at around 19:30, it was obvious that the DBSC Tuesday Night Series had concluded with a no-show as there was…
DBSC Mid Week Racing Concludes This Week
#dbsc – A gentle forecasted breeze of 12–knots from the west will end DBSC's 2013 Summer midweek racing season this Thursday. DBSC Dinghy racing ends tonight. Saturday racing continues for another month until September 28th.
DBSC Cruiser Challenge 2013 Results Overall
#dbsc – The MGM boats sponsored DBSC Cruiser Challenge was held in predominantly light airs but this was no barrier to the Paul McCarthy skippered White Mischief in the Sigma 33 One Design class. Second in that class was Ted…
DBSC Cruiser Challenge 2013 Day One Results
#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual Cruiser challenge day one results are published below. Overall results for tomorrow's racing sponsored by MGM Boats will be published on Afloat.ie after racing.

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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