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Laser racing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 3 ECHO: 1. Maranda, 2=. Saki, 2=. Cacciatore Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Pastiche Sportsboat: 1. Finding Saoirse, 2. NYC2 Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2. Yikes, 3.…
J109 Something Else was the DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC winner on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Dear Prudence Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Warrior, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. Dear Prudence 31.7 One Design: 1. Camira, 2. Prospect, 3.…
D-Tox was second in DBSC's IRC Zero
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Lively Lady, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Lively Lady, 2. YoYo, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Chimaera Cruiser…
 Ronan Wallace was the winner of both DBSC Laser PY races
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Pamafe, 2. Jiminy Cricket, 3. Wynward Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. Pastiche, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. NYC2 Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2. Ventuno,…
The First 285 'Pamafe' (G. Costello) was the winner of the DBSC Cruiser 3 ECHO race
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Powder Monkey, 3=. Gringo & Something Else Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Chimaera, 3. Jalapeno 31.7 One Design: 1.…
Jonny Swann's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth Yacht Club competing in this year's Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) 2018 Saturday programme will proceed as scheduled now that the Waterfront Club Regatta season has concluded on Dublin Bay. DBSC will have the usual combination of Hut and committee boat starts for its Saturday racing. …
Jonathan Nicholson's Red Rhum from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was second in DBSC Cruiser 2 IRC
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Jigamaree Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jalapeno, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jigamaree…
Sigma 33, Rupert, (Philip and Dick Lovegrove) was the DBSC Cruiser 2 race winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Prima Luce, 2. Ruth, 3.…
Saki, P McCormack, was second in the DBSC Cruisers Three Race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Papytoo, 2. Saki, 3. Maranda Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. D-Tox, 2. Borraine, 3. Powder Monkey Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Different Drummer B211 One Design: 1. Ventuno, 2. Beeswing, 3. Vamoose B211 ECHO:…
Royal St. George's Cevantes skippered by Paul Conway was the winner of Cruiser 5B IRC in Thursday's DBSC race on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Wow, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Gringo, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Gringo,…
Royal St. George's Ross O'Leary was a competitor in tonight's DBSC Laser Race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Papytoo, 2. Pamafe, 3. Maranda PY Class: 1. G Bua, 2. T Hennig IDRA 14: 1. Slipstream, 2. Doody, 3. Sapphire Laser PY: 1. R Wallace, 2. M Sorgassi, 3. R O'Leary Race 2: IDRA…
Windjammer (red spinnaker) was the DBSC Cruiser 2 IRC race winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Rockabill VI, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Ruth, 2. White…
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of DBSC's Cruiser 0 IRC division
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Rockabill VI, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Juggerknot, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. White Mischief, 2.…
Royal St.George's Theo Lyttle was second in last night's DBSC Laser race
Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Jalapeno 2. Platinum Blonde Mermaid: 1. Jill, 2. Aideen PY Class: 1. D Fortune, 2. G Bua IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Sapphire, 3. Dart Fireball : 1. Blind Squirrel, 2. Incubus Laser PY: 1. G…
Back on station – DBSC's new and improved Starters Hut is lowered back into position on the West Pier
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) West Pier Starting Hut is back on station for the 2018 season following a three-month hiatus. Dun Laoghaire Harbour did not emerge unscathed from the winter storms and neither did the starting hut on the back of the town's…
Just 2 knots on the Dublin Bay buoy
Tonight's DBSC racing programme was abandoned due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay.  With barely, a ripple on the bay, Dublin Bay buoy recorded just 2 knots of wind.  Meanwhile, results for Wednesday's (6th June) Water Wag Race were: 1.…

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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