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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 is Good Prospect
Chris Johnston sailed his Beneteau 31.7 Prospect sailed to success in yesterday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race beating Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy) and Gerry Jones's Thirty Something. DBSC Results for 3 SEPTEMBER 2011 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo - 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Attitude…
Hard on Port Wins Cruisers III DBSC Cruiser Challenge Event
It looked like Supernova (Ken Lawless) would continue her success on Dublin Bay with weekend wins in a blustery DBSC end of season fixture for the Cruisers III class until a broken boom in the penultimate race gave the event…
Ruffles Wins DBSC Ruffian Race
Dark clouds brought heavy rain but also great sailing conditions for Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. The Cruiser classes were racing for Cruiser challenge honours leaving the one designs to the regular bay race.  Results below:  FLYING FIFTEEN Race…
Deluge Over, Upd8 Wins DBSC Race
The deluge that hit Dun Laoghaire yesterday afternoon did not dampen the spirits of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet who emerged from the harbour for a brisk Thursday evening race. Austin Whelan's First Class 8, Upd8 made the most…
Supernova to Contest MGM Sponsored DBSC Cruiser Challenge
July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Boat of the week, Supernova, will be in action again this weekend in the Cruisers III East Coast championships. The annual fixture is being raced as part of tomorrow's DBSC Cruiser Challenge sponsored by MGM…
Yacht Broker O'Leary Marks Return to DBSC Sailing with a Win
Ross O'Leary marked his return to Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing last night with a light air win in the PY/Laser class. The Dun Laoghaire based yacht broker has missed part of the dinghy season due to an ankle…
Lively Lady Wins DBSC Race on IRC and ECHO
Derek Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady produced wins on IRC and ECHO in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's race this afternoon in medium winds that featured a long spinnaker run the length of Dublin Bay. Martin's Royal Irish club mate George…
Regular Crews to the Fore on Dublin Bay
There was a clearance after yesterday afternoon's rain showers that gave a bright evening with ideal westerlies for the Dublin Bay Sailing Club race in Scotsman's bay. Top dinghy perfomers continued their winning runs with Stephen Oram's unnamed Fireball in…
Robinson's Whiterock is Top Shipman on Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish Shipman Whiterock skippered by Henry Robinson was the class winner of Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) race. Second was the National Yacht Club's Curraglas (John Masterson) and third was Christine Heath's Gusto. Full results from Saturday's…
Doorly's Deranged in Flying Form
Not even a mid race heavy rain shower could dampen spirits of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet celebrating the arrival of the Figaro fleet in Dun Laoghaire tonight. The 48-boat Figaro fleet are moored in front of the National…
Goodness Gracious Wins it on Dublin Bay
Louise McKenna's Fireball dinghy Goodness Gracious was first home in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race. The DMYC sailor beat Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey) across the Scotsmans Bay line. Third was Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth). Results for 9 AUGUST 2011are…
Tide Dictates Tactics for Dublin Bay Cruisers
George Sisk's J111 WOW led a tightly packed bunch of cruisers in to Scotsman's Bay to escape the flood tide after the start of this afternoon's Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race. It was a tactic that…
Gringo Outfoxes Contango on Dublin Bay
In the Cruisers One Division Tony Fox's A35 Gringo was first home in blustery conditions in tonight's Dublin Bay race. The DBSC Commodore beat the Corby 33 Contango (Barry Cunningham) for IRC honours. Third home was the J109 Jedi (Sarratt/Austin/McGuinness).…
McCaffery's Pterodactyl Wins Glen Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 2 AUGUST 2011 CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell), 2. Upd8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey), 3. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle) Ensign - 1. NYC 1 (Olivier Prouveur), 2. NYC 2 (Helen Cooney) GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R…
Kirwan's Ruff'n'Ready to the Fore on Dublin Bay
July's last Dublin Bay Sailing Club race on Saturday produced a win for Ann Kirwan's Ruff''n'Ready in the Ruffian class. Second was Michael Cutliffe's Ruffles and third Derek Mitchell's Derek Mitchell. Full results for the DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing…
WOW Makes Her Mark in Breezy DBSC Thursday Race
In a great turnout for the Dublin Bay fleet prior to the August Bank holiday, George Sisk's new J111 WOW chalked up another win in IRC Zero in Cruisers One.  Vincent Farrell's Tsunmai was second. Sisk's club mate Colin Byrne…

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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