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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) News & Results
A new rating is expected to promote non-spinnaker racing in Dublin Bay, offering a fair opportunity for all class members
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has recently announced the introduction of a new non-spinnaker rating for CR4 and CR5 to promote white sails racing in Dublin Bay. The move comes following the success of the VPRS rating system in the…
The AIB DBSC Spring Chicken fleet enjoy some ideal sailing conditions in the penultimate race of the 2024 series. The final race was cancelled in strong easterly winds on Dublin Bay
Strong easterly winds and big seas may have prevented the final race of the AIB-sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series from sailing on Sunday morning (March 10) – the first cancellation of the six-race mixed cruiser and one design league –…
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle has been brought back to the original racer/cruiser concept as first developed in Dun Laoghaire in the 1930s
The concept of the Dublin Bay 24, envisaged as a 24ft waterline 37ft LOA Bermuda-rigged racer-cruiser, was first suggested in 1934 at a Committee Meeting of the innovative yet “homeless” Royal Alfred YC in Dun Laoghaire by the owner-skipper of…
The fifth race of the six-race AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay saw sunny conditions accompanied by a good breeze
A new overall leader goes into this Sunday's final race of the AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay as sportsboats occupy the podium places. The fourth-placed J80 Jambon has moved to the front of the mixed cruisers handicap fleet (the…
The third race of the six-race AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay saw sunny conditions accompanied by a good breeze
After four races sailed in the AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay, the 1720 sportsboat Long Island Legend replaces the J80 Jambon at the top of the scoresheet. With two races to go in the series, only ten…
The immaculately restored 1954 eight-metre cruiser Marian Maid competing in the DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
A third race win last Sunday means the J80 'Jambon' moves into the  AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series lead on Dublin Bay. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour sportsboat crew are five points ahead of second-placed Just Jasmin, a Bavaria Match 35, on 32 points. Derry…
The second race of the 2024 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
The AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series fleet is expecting moderate westerly winds for their third race this Sunday on Dublin Bay. ECHO Handicaps and start times for the 40 boat have been published and are downloadable below As Afloat reported…
A 1720 competing in the second race of the 2024 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
The AIB DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay came to an exciting conclusion last Sunday as 'No Show', the 1720 sportsboat, clinched the top spot. The second race of the six-race series saw sunny conditions accompanied by a good…
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Melges15 fleet will join Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) 2024 summer season racing starting this April
As the Irish Melges 15 dinghy fleet grows and evolves, Dublin Bay's newest class will debut in Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) 2024 summer season racing starting this April. The fledgeling two-man class are looking forward to racing on Tuesday nights…
The hull of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) new committee boat with coach house mould attached
Between the delivery of its new committee boat and the strong entries received so far, it looks like a great season ahead for Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC). DBSC Commodore Ed Totterdell visited builder Gerry Smyth Boats on St. Brigid's…
Kenny Rumball at the helm of an RS21 one design keelboat in the first blustery race of the 2024 DBSC Spring Chicken Race on Dublin Bay. The series for mixed cruisers and one designs runs until March 10
Multiple championship-winning J109 Joker II of the Royal Irish Yacht Club won the first race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Sunday. The results are downloadable below. As Afloat reported previously, strong westerly winds reduced the fleet to 17…
Wexford Quarter Tonner Snoopy, the 2021 ICRA Class Three National Champion, rounds a mark ahead of a J80 one-design keelboat in the blustery first race of the 2024 DBSC 'Spring Chicken' Series on Dublin Bay
A fleet of up to 25 brave DBSC 'Spring Chicken' entrants braved strong westerly winds for the first race of the six-race series on Sunday (February 4). The blustery 25-knot westerly winds presented quite the challenge for the first race…
Keelboat and cruiser racing is back on Dublin Bay after the Christmas break with the return of DBSC's Spring Chicken Series this Sunday that features a wide mix of boats including club-based J80s
This Sunday's AIB-sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series from Dun Laoghaire Harbour will take place at the National Yacht Club. From February 4 to March 10 (first gun 10:10), six races will be run using a progressive handicap on a case-by-case basis…
Keelboat and cruiser racing is back on Dublin Bay after the Christmas break with the return of DBSC's Spring Chicken Series in February that features a wide mix of boats including club-based J80s
There is one week until the entry deadline for February's first race of the AIB-sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series from Dun Laoghaire Harbour, which will take place at the National Yacht Club. Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for…
Breezy conditions on Dublin Bay for a previous edition of DBSC's Spring Chicken Series. The 2024 league gets underway on February 4th.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for its AIB 2024 Spring Chicken Series. Six races will be held on Sunday mornings from 5 February to 10 March (first gun 1010 hrs), using a progressive handicap on…
Neil Colin and Margaret Casey (left) winners of the Flying Fifteen Heineken Plate – 1st Overall DBSC Gold Fleet
The 2023 DBSC season was a mixed bag of weather for everyone and the Flying Fifteens were no exception. We had Saturdays when we were blown off due to too much wind or dangerous seas only to find the following…

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.