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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
DBSC Sigma 33 Race Won by 'Rupert' of the Royal St. George YC
#DBSC –Dick Lovegrove's Rupert was the winner of today's DBSC Sigma 33 race. Royal St. George club mate Paddy Maguire on the helm of Gwili Two was second and A. Bell sailing Miss Behavin third. It was a spectacular afternoon…
Colin Wins Light Air DBSC Fireball Race
#DBSC – Tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club dinghy race ended in drifting conditions on Scotsmans Bay off Dun Laoghaire. Neil Colin won again in the light airs in the Fireball class. Colin Galavan won the PY fleet sailing a Laser.…
Red Rhum Romps Home in DBSC Cruisers 2 Race
#DBSC – Jonathan and Chris Nicholson's Red Rhum made the most of the easterly winds and big seas for today's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race even though the veteran DB1 cruiser was chased hard by Mervyn Dyke's Jawesome J80 for…
Mulvin's 'Frequent Flyer' Wins DBSC Flying Fifteen Race
#DBSC – There was tight competition in the one design fleets of tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race with David Mulvin's Frequent Flyer the winner of the Flying fifteen's, Andrew Claffey's Diane II won the Ruffians in light winds…
Lyttle Wins DBSC Laser Dinghy Race
#DBSC – Veteran Laser sailors Theo Lyttle and Chris Arrowsmith finished 1,2 in the PY class of tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club dinghy fleet with ideal 10 knot northerly winds if not a little chilly for Mid-May. In the Fireball…
Supernova Lights up Cruisers III on Dublin Bay
#DBSC – West north west winds ranging in strength from 9 knots to 20 brought Cruisers III Supernova (Shannon, Lawless, McCormack) its first wn of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season this afternoon winning all four divisions of the new…
Colin's Light Air Skills on Show in DBSC Dinghy Race
#DBSC – Light air dinghy skills were a pre-requisite to success on Dublin Bay tonight where the biggest waves were those from the wake of a passing lifeboat. Neil Colin was top in the Fireball class (read Cormac Bradley's observations…
X-34 Masters Shifty Conditions on DBSC Race Course
#DBSC – In the cruisers one class there was a return to form for the Bay's Championship winning X-yacht design when 10-knot shifty winds from the north–east led to plenty of place changes across 19 classes in Saturday's Dublin Bay…
Helter Skelter Tuesday Night DBSC Race
#DBSC – Four Fireballs took to the race course on the second Tuesday of the DBSC Summer series tonight. Just as the Frostbites didn't live up to their name this past winter, nor could it be said that the summer…
Quest Sails Home a Winner in Stunning Afternoon on Dublin Bay
#DBSC – Stunning conditions on Dublin Bay produced wins for Jonathan Skerrit's Quest over bay champion Supernova (Ken Lawless) in today's Cruisers III class racing. Easterly winds and big waves combined to give great racing in the second Saturday of…
Commodore's Yacht Sails to Success in DBSC Class One
#DBSC – Maybe it was the photographs of the fishing trawler pulling out of Howth in the north easterly gale that led Dublin Bay skippers to believe tonight's first race of the DBSC season might be scrubbed or perhaps April…
DBSC Boats Asked Not to 'Crash' into Marine Data Buoy
#DUBLIN BAY – Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Racing yachts have been asked by race organisers to give a marine data buoy stationed in Scotsman's Bay (Latitude: 53 17.51 N Longitude 006 07.00) a wide berth even though it may…
Extreme Reality Home First in DBSC Tuesday Race
#DBSC – Paddy McSwiney's Extreme Reality was the first Beneteau 31.7 home tonight in the first of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Tuesday evening racing. In Cruisers III Kevin Glynn's Hanse Grasshopper continued its winning form from Saturday with a…
Glynn's Grasshopper Wins First Race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season
#DBSC – Kevin Glynn's Hanse 301 Grashopper made the most of breezy north-westerly conditions to win the first race of the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season this afternoon in the Club's biggest class, the 43-boat combined Class Three. Second…
Start and Finish Dates of Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) 2012 season
The Start and finish dates of the DBSC 2012 season First DBSC Races 2012 Tuesday: 24th April Thursday 26th April Saturday 21st April Last DBSC Races 2012 Tuesday: 28th August Thursday: 30th August Saturday 29th Sept.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fires the First Gun for 119th Season
#DUBLIN BAY SAILING CLUB – There are a number of key changes to the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing programme this year that reflect the times we live in but recession isn't going to hold back this club.…

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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