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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
DBSC Launches 2014 Spring Chicken Series at the National Yacht Club
#dbsc – The National Yacht Club will host Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Spring Chicken series starting on 2nd February and running until March 9th. It follows the 70–boat Turkey shoot that ran up to Christmas. Both series are being sponsored by Rathfarnham…
Windless Dublin Bay Evening Closes Out DBSC Tuesday Nights
#fireball – Though I was unable to sail last night due to a working commitment, on returning to Dun Laoghaire at around 19:30, it was obvious that the DBSC Tuesday Night Series had concluded with a no-show as there was…
DBSC Mid Week Racing Concludes This Week
#dbsc – A gentle forecasted breeze of 12–knots from the west will end DBSC's 2013 Summer midweek racing season this Thursday. DBSC Dinghy racing ends tonight. Saturday racing continues for another month until September 28th.
DBSC Cruiser Challenge 2013 Results Overall
#dbsc – The MGM boats sponsored DBSC Cruiser Challenge was held in predominantly light airs but this was no barrier to the Paul McCarthy skippered White Mischief in the Sigma 33 One Design class. Second in that class was Ted…
DBSC Cruiser Challenge 2013 Day One Results
#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual Cruiser challenge day one results are published below. Overall results for tomorrow's racing sponsored by MGM Boats will be published on Afloat.ie after racing.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Tricolour 'Tell Tale' Flag
#dbsc – Let's hope Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company don't take down the wonderful Irish Tricolour on the end of the East Pier any day soon. This evening, in a scene played out across each deck and launching area, all of…
Force Seven Gust in Saturday's DBSC Dinghy Race
#dbsc – Saturday was supposed to be a nice moderate day with  sun and warm westerlies. Two out of three ain't bad, I suppose. We had the sun and the warm westerlies but calling them "moderate" might be a bit kind.…
High Winds Scrub DBSC Sunday Racing on Dublin Bay
#sb20 – Today's SB20 Sportsboat racing on Dublin Bay has been cancelled by Dublin Bay Sailing Club due to strong westerly winds gusting to 30 knots on the Bay. Yesterday Flying fifteen and other one design DBSC racing was also…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday,1 June 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Something…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Thursday,30 May 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 30 MAY 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Loose Change…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 28 MAY 2013
CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Grasshopper II (K & J Glynn), 2. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle), 3. Maranda (M Kelly) FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday, 25 May 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 MAY 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M &…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 21 MAY 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 21 MAY 2013 CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 3. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Asterix (Boushel/Meredith/Counihan), 2. Maranda (M…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday,18 May 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 18 MAY 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll) CRUISERS 0 Echo…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Thursday,16 MAY 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 16 MAY 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Tuesday, 14 MAY 2013
CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Grasshopper II (K & J Glynn), 2. Asterix (Boushel/Meredith/Counihan), 3. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle)…

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 Eddie Totterdell 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 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.