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The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire - before juniors or junior sections were part of the waterfront yacht club scene
Remember all those happy summer days and friendships made at the DBSC Junior Section at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire? Seeing that it is 60 years ago when it all started in that summer of 1959, a group of…
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer Is DBSC’s SB20 Class Captain For 2019
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer has been appointed the SB20 class captain in Dublin Bay Sailing Club for 2019. Originally set to take up the post of vice captain to Pat O’Brien, Dwyer has been promoted as other commitments will keep O’Brien in Bahrain…
Last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series in Scotsman's Bay
At the halfway point of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, it is the Irish National Sailing School 1720 that leads the 40–boat fleet overall.  Another exciting and breezy race last Sunday saw one dismasting as the fleet raced a tough course…
The J97 Windjammer
Windjammer crew members were in attendance for the Round Ireland Yacht Race lecture by Kenneth Rumball and John White at the Royal Irish Yacht Club last Thursday 7 February, which also highlighted a crew overboard incident on the J97 late…
Plenty of wipeouts in the second race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
With northwesterly winds gusting to 30-knots the 40 boats competing in the second race of DBSC's Spring Chicken series had a wild ride south to Dalkey Island this morning, accompanied, for a while at least, by LÉ George Bernard Shaw…
The J/97 Windjammer
The J97 Windjammer leads the 2019 DBSC Spring Chicken Series after a light air first race sailed last Sunday.  Download results below.  Second in the Citroen South sponsored series is the J109 Dear Prudence followed by the Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet. Race…
DBSC Race Committee Vessel MacLir
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has issued the Notice of Race for its forthcoming 2019 summer season. First DBSC RacesTuesday: 23rd April: Thursday 25th April: Saturday 27th April Last DBSC RacesTuesday 27th August: Thursday: 29th August: Saturday 28th September Full details…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club J80 'Rationel' is part of the 2019 DBSC Spring Chicken fleet
This morning's DBSC Spring Chicken Series got off to a gentle start in light to medium westerlies on Dublin Bay for the 38-plus boat fleet. The regular mix of contestants were joined by Iduna, an 80–year–old Lymington L Class design. Viking Marine…
Next weekend's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series kick starts the 2019 sailing season on Dublin Bay
With next weekend's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series ready to kick start the 2019 sailing season on Dublin Bay, there has been a shout out for any last minute entries. The series follows a pre-Christmas record turnout in…
Racing in the Spring Chicken Series is under modified ECHO handicap for cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has issued the notice of race for its 2019 six-race Spring Chicken Series that will run from 3rd February to March 10th.  Racing is under modified ECHO handicap for cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do…
Donal O’Sullivan – his extensive contribution to Dublin Bay SC includes compiling the Club’s history for its Centenary in 1984
Donal O’Sullivan’s retirement after 27 years as Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club provides the opportunity for honours from all sides for someone whose contribution to the continuing vitality of one of the world’s largest yacht racing organisations is…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Announces 2019 Season Dates
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced its key dates for the 2019 sailing season, which kicks off right after Easter. Tuesday races will begin on 23 April with the last races taking place on 27 August. Thursday racing takes place…
Winter? What winter? Veteran skipper George Sisk’s rejuvenated Farr 42 WOW in sparkling form in the Turkey Shoot Series in Dublin Bay
Maybe it’s the fact that the days start to get longer again in only a fortnight, but there’s mood of rising optimism in Irish sailing these days writes W M Nixon. There’s an almost measurable buzz in the air which…
The DBSC AGM bore witness to a changing of the Guard when longtime Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan (pictured centre) retired after 27 years in the role. Outgoing Commodore Chris Moore (right) will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM elected a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson (left), vice commodore Ann Kirwan and a new rear commodore Eddie Totterdell
As the country's biggest racing club continues to run races on a year-round basis, with this month's Turkey Shoot series making record turnouts, last night Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore addressed members at the club AGM with this report of…
Philip (left) with DBSC Commodore Chris Moore (centre) and Richard Lovergrove with the Waterhouse Shield for the best DBSC cruiser-racer performance. The Lovegrove haul of DBSC prizes continued after a successful season in their Sigma 33, Rupert. See below.
As Afloat.ie reported previously, last Friday's DBSC prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Chris…
Best DBSC one design – Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 Prospect from the National Yacht Club
Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Newsom Cup for the best one-design boat in the club's 2018 Summer sailing season. It is one of six premier awards to be made by the club at the end…

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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