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In the final races of the DBSC season today, Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) was the clear winner of the SB20 class on Dublin Bay
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO…
DBSC racers will have two races this Saturday – with some special prizes –  to mark the end of the Summer season
Dublin Bay Sailing Club is gearing up for Saturday's End of Season Race Day. Two races will mark the conclusion of the 2017 Summer season and racing will start approximately one hour earlier than usual.  The following SI amendments been put in place: …
Tony Fox's A35 Gringo from the National Yacht Club is today's DBSC Cruisers One winner
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 3. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al RUFFIAN 23 - 1.…
Lively Lady (Derek Martin) in Cruisers Zero
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Attitude (Milner Sugars Owens)  BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) CRUISERS 0…
Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) was a DBSC Beneteau 31.7 race winner
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)  CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George…
DBSC Cruisers One competitor Powder Monkey
CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Bon Exemple (C Byrne),…
 Jester (D Curtin) was third in the DBSC Sportsboats class
B21S - 1. YIKES (P CARROLL), 2. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN)  COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Borraine (D Butler), 2. Something Else (), 3. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Maranda (M Kelly),…
Ruff Rider, a DBSC Ruffian 23 competitor
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN)  B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two…
A Glen keelboat sailing on Dublin Bay. Terence Moran was DBSC Glen class captain in 2015
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) reports that Glen keeboat sailor Terence Moran died, suddenly and unexpectedly, after Tuesday night’s racing in Dublin Bay, just as his boat, Glenroan, was picking up its mooring in front of the Royal St. George…
Light winds on Dublin Bay are expected for the DBSC feeder races to Greystones Regatta
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has organised feeder races over a specially designed course to Greystones Regatta (preview here) on Saturday, August 26th for five of its participating classes. Cruisers 1, Cruisers 2, Cruisers 3, B211s and Cruisers 5 are all racing to the…
DBSC Glen number nine, Glendun, (Brian Denham, Derek Freedman, Alison O’Brien) of the RStGYC
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits…
Cruisers Three east coast Championships comprises DBSC and Greystones Regatta races this weekend
The East Coast Championship for Cruisers Three takes place this weekend with an 'innovative mix of racing' using the DBSC Saturday feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and combining this race with two races on Sunday as part of…
Ruffian 23 Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy) from the National Yacht Club was the DBSC race winner
B21S - 1. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 2. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Powder Monkey (C Moore), 2. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Elandra (J Conway) CRUISERS 3…
Ronan Harris's J109 Jigamaree was third in DBSC Class One last night
B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. After You Too…
Running Wild (B & S Foley) a winner in last night's DBSC racing
B21S - 1. YIKES (P CARROLL), 2. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 3. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Elandra (J Conway), 3. Powder Monkey (C Moore) CRUISERS 3…
Beneteau 31.7 fleet racing on Dublin Bay
B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (L Balfe), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)…

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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