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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne
An 11-boat turnout for race ten of Cruisers One (IRC) saw the Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne take the gun in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night Series.  A 15-knot or less westerly breeze saw a…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour provided sufficient shelter in strong south east winds to enable DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing to take place
Up to 17 races have now been sailed in the 2022 AIB DBSC Dinghy series on Dublin Bay. Last night's racing for PY, RS Aero, Fireball, Radial, Laser Standard and IDRA 14 took place in strong and gusty south easterly winds racing took…
On arrival at the National Yacht Club on Thursday evening, the prospects for sailing didn’t look that good. The forecast had been for a handful of knots and the boats trying to finish the Round Ireland race were limping down…
David Gorman of the National Yacht Club (pictured left in this file photo) was the winner of Race eight in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series
David Gorman's 'Fomo' was the winner of Race eight in the Flying Fifteen race of tonight's AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Neil Colin, who leads the Tuesday night DBSC Fireball series, was second in Ffuzzy with DMYC clubmate Ben…
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in last night's DBSC Water Wag Race at dun Laoghaire Harbour which also counted as the clinker class's 2022 NYC Regatta
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in Wednesday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, a result that also put them in the frame for overall NYC Water Wag Regatta honours.  Race…
Josh Porter and Frank Miller (left) sailing in Brightlingsea at the recent Fireball UK National Championships
14 races have now been sailed in the 2022 AIB DBSC Dinghy series on Dublin Bay as the dinghy season approaches next Tuesday's midsummer's day race. Last night's racing in the Scotsman's Bay race area, attracted a good DBSC fleet…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera of the RIYC
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the RIYC took his third win in the eight boat Cruisers One IRC race of tonight's AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Overall, after seven races sailed and with five to count, Goodbody leads clubmate…
A file photo of DBSC Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
This evening’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is cancelled due to the forecast of winds gusting up to 30 knots until 9 pm. Live Dublin Bay webcams on this link here
On the RS Aero podium in Elba - 1 ITA 3441 Vincis Filippo, RS Aero 7,  2 ITA 3557 Mulas Davide, RS Aero 7 and 3 IRL 3826 Butler Noel, RS Aero 7
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) PY dinghy overall leader Noel Butler was on the podium at the weekend at the third Italian RS Aero event of the season on the beautiful Island of Elba. The event was dominated by national…
Strong Northeast winds and big seas on Dublin Bay forced the cancellation of all DBSC racing on Saturday. 
Leslie Parnell's First 34.7 Black Velvet of the RIYC
Leslie Parnell's First 34.7 Black Velvet of the RIYC took another win in tonight's sixth race of the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. The win puts Parnell into a four-point lead overall in a 13-boat Cruisers Two IRC division. Rain…
27 Water Wags turned out for June 1 DBSC racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There was a fine turnout of 27 Dublin Bay Water Wag dinghies for Wednesday evening racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. DBSC Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly ran two races, each had two rounds (three beats) in a light souther-easterly breeze of 5-11 knots.…
Irish ILCA 6 Great Grandmaster champion Michael Norman was the DBSC Tuesday evening winner
Wicklow Sailing Club's Michael Norman, who won the Great Grandmaster title at the ILCA 6 Irish Laser Master Championships on Dublin Bay on Sunday was still in winning form on the Bay last night, taking the gun in the DBSC's AIB…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay (file photo)
Given that the Heineken Cup, as it was then, has made an appearance in at least one of the Dun Laoghaire clubs at a major regatta in times past (a Volvo Regatta), it was hardly surprising that Saturday’s DBSC’s schedule…
John Hall's J/109 Something Else from the National Yacht Club
John Hall's J/109 Something Else from the National Yacht Club was the winner of the Cruisers One IRC Race six in DBSC's AIB Summer Series on Saturday. It was a busy day on Dublin Bay for Race Officer Barry McNeaney,…
The leg to Poldy mark saw a broader spinnaker leg for the DBSC Flying Fifteens
On a night where winds of 20knots were recorded, as reported elsewhere on this website, 12 Flying Fifteens answered Brian Mathews’ DBSC starting call last night in the robust conditions that caused the cancellation of racing for the Mermaids and…

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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