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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Mermaid IV leads at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
The largest yacht in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet, Mermaid IV from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads after three races of the club's Citroen South sponsored Spring Chicken Series. The Beneteau First 50-footer leads by 2.5 points from the…
New Dublin Bay arrival - The 2004 41-footer is El Pocko, a German Frers Puma 42 in the slings at the RStGYC
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruiser Zero fleet got a further boost this week when another addition to the rekindled fleet appeared under the crane at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2004 41-footer…
The First 310 More Mischief leads the Spring Chicken
The Beneteau First 310 More Mischief leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by a single point after two races sailed.   The 1720 Ricochet and the J109 Ruth are in joint second place on 13 points overall. Download overall results below. Racing…
Mermaid dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's forthcoming 2020 summer season will feature Squibs and Mermaids will racing together on both Tuesdays (Dinghy Course), and Saturdays (Green Fleet course). It's a change to existing arrangements as the club, announces its schedule for the season…
DBSC Committtee Boat Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club will add an extra race to its Spring Chicken Series following the second successive weekend cancellation due to storms. This Sunday's race was scrubbed this morning after Storm Dennis forecasts revealed that it is 'highly unlikely'…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will go afloat on Sunday to check conditions in advance of Spring Chicken Series Racing this Sunday
Dublin Bay Sailing Club organisers say they will be making every effort to get sailing on Sunday morning in the third race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series despite the gale warnings issued in advance of Storm Dennis. Start sequences…
Squibs will race on Tuesdays this season with DBSC
This week the Dublin Bay Squib one-design keelboat fleet held their Annual General Meeting this week. Outgoing Captain Noel Colclough confirmed that the had negotiated new racing arrangements with Dublin Bay Sailing Club and Squibs will race on Tuesday evenings with…
The John O'Gorman skippered Sunfast 3600 'Hot Cookie' leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
John O'Gorman's Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club was the winner of the first race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's 2020 Spring Chicken Series. 19 cruisers raced in a blustery first race with 17 finishers on Sunday…
DBSC Committee Boat Mac Lir
Despite the strong winds that scrubbed this afternoon's DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Series at Dun Laoghaire, up to 20 hardy cruiser-racers from a total entry of 47 braved the strong north westerlies on Dublin Bay this morning for the first race…
Despite the flat seas winds are gusting to over 30 knots on Dublin Bay today.
This afternoon's DMYC Frostbite Series racing for dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to adverse weather with gusts in excess of 30 knots on Dublin Bay. Gale force winds are predicted for the Irish Sea later today. See live…
Pastiche, a Sigma 33, will start in the second of four starts of Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Race
A 47 boat fleet has been assembled for Sunday's first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 'Spring Chicken' Series. Four potent J109s will start as favourites in the handicap series along with a new Dublin Bay arrival 'La Response', a First…
The National Yacht Club’s dining room
Dublin Bay Sailing Club in conjunction with Dublin Port will present a navigation talk at the next ‘Speaker Supper’ on Friday 21 February. Patrick Cafferky will give the talk on ‘Marine and Navigation Safety from a Marine Pilot’s Perspective’ in…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced dates for the 2020 Summer Series that starts after Easter. This year’s first races will begin on Saturday 25 April, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 (for Water Wags) and Thursday 30, with the final DBSC…
Dublin Bay 21 Naneen will be back racing on Dublin Bay this season
There has been excellent progress on the revival of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Twenty One project the world’s oldest intact on design keelboat class as they prepare for a new season racing again on Dublin Bay. Chris Moore of Dublin…
The First 40 La Response will race in Dublin Bay next month
The new Dublin Bay arrival 'La Response', a First 40, is an early entry into next month's Dublin Bay Sailing Club six-race 'Spring Chicken' Series. As Afloat previously reported, the annual series will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd…
The 1720 Optique is a previous DBSC Spring Chicken winner
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced its annual six races 'Spring Chicken' Series for cruisers will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd to March 8th.  Racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not…

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 Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George 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 a 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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