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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Sea Mist Presents No Obstacle for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fleet
Spot the mark was the order of the day on Dublin Bay for this afternoon's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race as boats, ships and racing marks appeared - and disappeared - in a sea mist that persisted all afternoon. …
Oram's Boat with No Name Takes Second Win on Dublin Bay
Moderate easterly winds produced a great night's sailing on Dublin Bay tonight for the second Tuesday night race of the DBSC Summer season. In the Fireball dinghy class S. Oram's unnamed boat entry won again from Louis Smyth's 'Licence to…
Dublin Bay Win is No Xtravagance for Byrne
Colin Byrne sailing Xtravagance won in both IRC and ECHO handicap divisions in this afternoon's first Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday race of 2011. The Royal Irish Yacht Club entry beat the Commodore's yacht Gringo (Tony Fox) for the top…
First Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Abandoned Due to Lack of Wind
It would not have been a problem if the 80-metre Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile moored in Scotsman's Bay was the only obstacle for the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) fleet to overcome tonight. It was obvious though – as soon…
Moth Dinghy Makes its Dublin Bay Sailing Club Debut
A turnout of two dozen marked a successful start to the 2011 Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy season tonight. Making its debut for the first time under the club burgee was an International Moth dinghy. The…
Two Committee Boats Go on Duty for Dublin Bay Sailing Club
In a break away from traditional 'hut' starts on the West Pier this season Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Thursday night sailing will feature two committee boats on duty. The new procedures are detailed in the 2011 Dublin Bay Sailing Club…
National Yacht Club to Host Dublin Bay Sailing Club August Challenge
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual Cruiser Challenge for Cruisers 0, 1, 2, Sigma 33 and 31.7’s will be held from 26th-28th August 2011. This year the sailing weekend event is hosted by Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club. The notice of…
Too Tight to Call Spring Chicken Series Winner
Organisers of Sunday's final race of the Dublin Bay SC Spring Chicken series defy anyone to predict a winner as the first ten boats are very close. The full results sheets are attached below for download.
Light Start to DBSC Spring Chicken Series
The first Dublin Bay Sailing Club race of the Viking Marine Spring Chicken series got away to a nice start, although a bit light for most last Sunday. This weekend's race looks like there could be a little bit more…
DBSC Spring Chicken Appeal to Dublin Bay Allcomers
An extra effort to encourage boats that 'do not normally race' is being made this week by Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) to boost entries in Sunday's first race of the Spring Chicken Series sailing.  The event – sponsored by…
DBSC 2010 in Review

DBSC 2010 in Review

13th December 2010 DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Tony Fox on racing in the waters of the Capital in 2010 After a miserable and prolonged winter, Dublin Bay sailors in 2010 have had their most enjoyable season for years. Winds were kindly, cancellations…
WOW is First Home in Cruisers Zero DBSC Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 SEPTEMBER 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 2. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 2.…
Supernova Comes Home First in DBSC
Ken Lawless sailing Supernova made the best of the autumnal sailing conditions to win the penultimate race of Cruisers three yesterday. The Dublin Bay Sailing Club race was sailed in light and misty conditions. Next Saturday is the final race…
'Blind Squirrel' is Fireball Winner in DBSC
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 11 SEPTEMBER 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo - 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 2.…
Susele is DBSC Dragon Race Winner
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 4 SEPTEMBER 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne…
'Fiddly Bits' Wins Tuesday Night DBSC Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 31 AUGUST 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3.…

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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