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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Goodbody to the fore in DBSC heavy wind race
Westerly winds gusting to 25 knots brought some of the best sailing conditions of the season to Dublin Bay on Saturday. With only six races left to the end of the DBSC 2009 season points are adding up across the…
Shannagh Tops the DBSC Ruffians
A full tide and light southerly winds gently swept Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada) to a win in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Ruffian race. Second in the Ruffian race was Larry Power's Paramour. The combined cruiser and one design classes headed south…
Alias wins Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
Flat seas but gusty south west wind sailing greeted tonight's DBSC fleet. In the Ruffian 23 class it was David Meeke and Martin McCarthy's Alias that won from Larry Power's Paramour. The Sting Brenda Maguire was third. Full results over…
Blind Squirrel makes best of DBSC tricky conditions
When the wind finally arrived it was only to usher the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet back in to Dun Laoghaire harbour. It was another frustrating day sailing as the 200–boat fleet struggled with fickle westerly winds for the Saturday…
Light winds for DBSC Thursday
The DBSC Thursday sailing (6th August 209) experienced very light winds and flooding tide, where sailors hugged the coast in Scotsmans Bay. However, patience is a virtue and there were plenty of results to bring home – see over. DUBLIN…
DBSC Tuesday brings diverse results
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 4 AUGUST 2009. Cruisers 2 – 1 Red Rhum, J. Nicholson, 2 Cor Baby, Keith Kiernan et al, 3 Borraine, Ean Pugh. Cruisers 3 – 1 Caveat, Dermot Boyle, 2 Rattler II,…

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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