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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
More Mischief on Dublin Bay
National Sigma 33 Champion White Mischief was up to its old tricks winning races on Dublin Bay last night. The Royal Irish yacht sailed by Timothy Goodbody beat Paddy Maguire's Gwili Two. Third was Enchantress (Michael Larkin et al). Full…
Howth 17 Rita Sails to Another Win off Howth
DBSC Tuesday + Saturday Series 3 sees Howth Yacht Club domination... 19/07/2011 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Rita Curley/Lynch; 2, Hera M & J Duffy; 3, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Sheila HYC Inst. Team; 2, Hera M &…
Ruffiian Alias Rises to the Challenge on Dublin Bay
On the eve of the class National Championships at the National Yacht Club this weekend David Meeke skipper of Alias stated his intentions with a win in last night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Ruffian 23 race. Second was Bruce Carswell's…
Supernova Shines Again on Dublin Bay
Last week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta overall winner Supernova did it again today on Dublin Bay this time ousting Asterix for Cruisers III IRC honours in the Dublin Port Dublin Bay Sailing Club league. The Quarter tonner did not win…
McKenna Sails to Victory in Light Wind DBSC Fireball Race
There were light winds for the resumption of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season after last weekend's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta last night. And some of the winners of that regatta were back in form again on Scotsman's bay. Goodness…
DBSC First Series Likely Winners Announced
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the provisional results of its 2011 first series results up to Juyl 2nd showing the Commodore's yacht Gringo as the Class one likely winner on Saturday's under ECHO Handicap. The top performing cruiser one…
Strong Winds Confine DBSC Dinghies to Harbour Course
No sooner had the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy fleet sought the refuge of Dun Laoghaire harbour for tonight's racing than the strong southerly winds that swept the bay abated. Racing however continued in the confines of the harbour,…
Tiamat Returns to Cruisers Zero with a Win
Tiamat's return to Dublin Bay Sailing Club on Saturday also marked the return of Cruiser Zero racing to the bay after an absence so far this season. Tiamat is back and – as Saturday's peformance shows – in winning form…
Supernova Does the Double on Dublin Bay
Ken Lawless's Supernova was a double winner in last night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race, a result that sets up the Dubois Starflash design as a favourite in the biggest fleet of next week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta at…
Cheering Sailing Corinthians on Dublin Bay
Donal O'Sullivan of Dublin Bay Sailing Club writes on cheering the winner. This is an old sailing custom whereby the winner is applauded by the loser - is not much practiced nowadays in Dublin Bay. The Dragons do it, or…
18 Lasers filing out of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's dinghy start line was an uplifting sight for dinghy fans tonight. Medium strength north west winds gave full hiking for all the dinghy classes racing a triangular course in Scotsmans Bay.…
Snow White Recovers to Win DBSC Flying Fifteen Race
After what turned out to be a dissappointing end to last weekend's national championships on Dublin Bay for Flying fifteen duo Ciaran Crummy and Frank Burgess, the National Yacht Club pair were back at the top of the DBSC fleet…
Big Smile on Dublin Bay as Corby Design Wins on IRC and ECHO
A double win for the Cruiser II Smile in IRC and ECHO handicap in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race will be seen as a welcome boost just two weeks before the biggest regatta of the season writes our Dublin…
Tiller Girl is a Dublin Bay Winner
Jonathan O'Rourke's Tiller Girl was the winner of tonight's Mermaid race on Dublin Bay. The National Yacht Club entry beat Oonagh (J&M Griffith). In the PY class Evan Dolan beat Theo Lyttle, both of them racing Lasers. DUBLIN PORT Dublin…
McCourt Makes Light Work of Dublin Bay Westerlies
Former Flying fifteen ace Ted McCourt made the most of tonight's westerlies to produce a win in the Sigma 33 class from Dick Lovergrove's Rupert of the Royal St. George Yacht Club writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. Third was Michael…
Chouskikou is Tuesday Night Bay Winner
Ronnie Sheehan's Beneteau First 28 was the winner of a breezy DBSC Tuesday night race on Dublin Bay. The club's only Trapper design, Grasshopper (Kevin Glynn) was second. Third was Myles Kelly's Sonata Maranda. Full DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing…

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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