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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Jezequel 116 Newcomer is Bay's Spring Chicken Winner
#DBSC – The club's only Jezequel 116 marque, Cri-Cri skippered by Paul Colton who last November picked up the trophy for 'the best new boat on the DBSC racing scene' at the annual DBSC prizegiving has also won the 2012…
Sadler 34 Leads Top Ten into Final Race of DBSC Spring Chicken
#DBSC – The Sadler 34 Lady Rowena (David Bolger) leads Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series by a single point into next Sunday's final race. Because handicaps are revised each week any one of the top ten boats…
First 36.7 and Jezebel 116 Share 'Spring Chicken' Lead
#DBSC – After four races sailed and one discard applied a Jezequel 116 and a Beneteau First 36.7  share first place in the popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken series, the first racing of the 2012 season. The club's only…
Calypso Wins it but Legally Blonde Holds Overall Lead
#SPRING CHICKEN – Inspite of winning last Sunday's race Calypso, a Beneteau Oceanis 361 from the Royal St. George Yacht Club, lies 21st overall in the 43-boat DBSC Spring Chicken Series fleet, some 30–points behind overall leader Legally Blonde. Second…
White Sails Fleet to Hold Pre-Season Meet
#WHITE SAILS – Dublin Bay's White Sails fleet meets at the Royal Irish Yacht Club on March 6th to discuss new progressive ECHO and the 2012 racing schedule. The meeting will also include details of training days for the class,…
Mustang 30 Leads in Sailing's Spring Chicken Series (Results here)
#DBSC – Peridot leads the overall standings in the Viking Marine sponsored Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. The Mustang 30 leads Lula Belle (Beneteau 36.7) by a single point as the series approaches the half way point this Sunday.…
 Archambault A34 is Winner of DBSC Spring Chicken Race
#DUBLIN BAY SAILING – There were cheers for an Archambault A34 design last Sunday when Another Adventure was declared winner of the first race of the Viking Marine sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series. The local yacht beat Indecision, a J109,…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Kicks off 2012 with Spring Chicken Series
#DBSC – Dublin Bay Sailing Club will kick off the 2012 sailing season with a Spring Chicken series starting in two week's time on Sunday, February 5th. A series of six races will be held on Sunday mornings under a…
Dublin Bay's 2011 Premier Award Winners
90 trophies as well as 509 pieces of glassware were awarded at last Friday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club prizegiving, the 118th prize giving of the club. Top of the trophy cabinet are DBSC's premier awards, presented to boats that in…
'Xtravagance' Keeps DBSC's Waterhouse Shield in the Family
#DUBLIN BAY – Tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Annual Prizegiving 2011 is taking place at the Royal St George Yacht Club and among the top award winners is the X-34 Xtravagance skippered by Colin Byrne from the Royal Irish Yacht…
DBSC 2011 Overall Award Winners (Provisional Results)
David O'Brien reports in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column on the success of the Dublin Bay Quarter tonner Supernova. The win is among 40 trophies announced by Dublin Bay Sailing Club. The full 2011 Overall results and prizewinners list…
Fair Winds End 2011 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season
Patience is a virtue. That's the lesson from today's final race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. It might have been a lovely day ashore but afloat the lack of wind posed a real problem for DBSC's race officer…
Overnight Sailing Marks End-of-Seasonal French Route
Irish Ferries cruiseferry Oscar Wilde docked this morning in Rosslare port and her arrival from Roscoff marked the last round trip of this year's high-season operated route, writes Jehan Ashmore. This does not mean the end of French routes as…
Maguire's 'Gwili Two' Wins Penultimate  Sigma Race
Royal St. George Sigma Gwili Two skippered by Paddy Maguire took the gun in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's penultimate race of the summer season on Saturday. Second was Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien) and third the Irish Champion Sigma White Mischief from…
New 'Ensign' Class Takes off for Dublin Bay Sailing Club
Tomorrow is the penultimate race of the DBSC season, a season in which the 350-boat club tackled the long standing problem of crew shortages. Together with Dun Laoghaire's waterfront yacht clubs, DBSC introduced an 'Ensign Class' to extend the possibility…
Hurricance Katia Provides Exhilarating Sailing on Dublin Bay
Colin Byrne's X-34 Xtravagance was the winner of a reduced Class one in breezy conditions on Dublin Bay yesterday. Racing in strong southerly winds - that Met Eireann says is the tail of Hurricance Katia - provided an exhilarating penultimate…

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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