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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
'Hyfive' Continues Winning Way on Dublin Bay
With several key boats competing at Cork week there was no racing for Cruisers Zero on Saturday but there was plenty of other action across the 17 divisions of the Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club. Continuing their winning…
Zu Wins Windy Dublin Bay Race Tonight
Winds gusting to 20 knots greeted tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet for its regular Thursday night league. Peter Dee's Dragon Zu was the winner of the Dragon class. Full sailing results are posted over the fold. Dublin Port Dublin…
Tiller Girl Takes Tuesday Mermaid Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 13 JULY 2010 CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 3. Katanca (C. Ennis/B O'Connor) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey), 2. Pamafe (Michael Costello),…
Aztec III Makes the Running in Cruisers One
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 10 JULY 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 -Echo 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M &…
Lively Lady is Winner on ECHO Handicap
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 8 JULY 2010  BENETEAU 31.7 - ECHO 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Magic…
O'Neill on Top in SB3 Dublin Bay Race
Barry O'Neill of the Royal St. George Yacht Club topped a 12-boat SB3 fleet tonight in perfect southerly sailing conditions on Dublin Bay. In a tight rounding of the 40-foot mark O'Neill at the helm of Sin Bin, already the…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Announce 28 Winners from First Series
Flor O'Driscoll's Championship winning J24 has added another title to the cabinet this week when Dublin Bay Sailing Club released the 28 winners of its first mid-week series. O'Driscoll who picked up the overall award at last year's 2009 Volvo…
Elevation Earns DBSC Fireball Win
Neil Colin at the helm of Fireball dinghy Elevation was the winner of tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race sailed at low water in Scotsman's bay. Colin crewed by M.Casey beat experienced campaigner Louis Smyth sailing Licence to Thrill. Third was…
Susele Wins DBSC Dragon Race
Michael Halpenny's Dragon Susele of the Royal Irish YC was the first home in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. The Thursday night racing was a light air affair. Second in the Dragon class was David William's Phantom, third was…
O'Leary is Laser Sharp on Dublin Bay Dinghy Course
Ross O'Leary sailing a Laser dinghy mastered the light summer breeze in Scotsman's bay last night to win the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Tuesday night race. Second was Gary O'Hare and third Peter Craig, both…
Sapphire is Double Dinghy Winner in DBSC
Lorcan O'Sullivan's Sapphire was the winner of both IDRA 14 dinghy races today in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club series. Sailing results below: DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 19 JUNE 2010                                                                                                       FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive…
No Wind Forces Cancellation of DBSC Thursday Racing
Sea Kayaks were the only things moving on Dublin Bay last night as Dublin Bay Sailing Club cancelled Thursday evening's Club race due to lack of wind.
'Goodness Gracious' Takes Light Air Win on Dublin Bay
Louise McKenna's Goodness Gracious made the best of tricky light airs on Dublin Bay this evening to win the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Tuesday night dinghy race from Neil Colin's Elevation. Third was Marie Barry's Reality Check. It was the…
'The Gruffalo' Takes Advantage in Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
Keith Poole's 'The Gruffalo' made the most of the fact that several of the top Flying Fifteens were sailing the Northern Championships on the Ards Peninsula this weekend when he took a first and second in today's Dublin Bay Sailing…
Johnston's 'Prospect' is a Dublin Bay Sailing Club Winner
Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of tonight's Beneteau 31.7 Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. Second was Levana Jean Mitton and third Michael Blaney's After U. Full results below:  DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 10 JUNE 2010…
Supernova Sails to Dublin Bay Sailing Club Success
Fresh from his third overall result at the Irish Cruiser Nationals a week ago, Ken Lawless was back at the top of the Class three fleet tonight when his yacht Supernova sailed to success in a warm Summer breeze on…

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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