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DBSC Cruiser Challenge To Include Beneteau 211 National Championships

29th August 2016
DBSC's Cruiser Challenge will incorporate the Beneteau 211 National Championships DBSC's Cruiser Challenge will incorporate the Beneteau 211 National Championships Credit:

Dublin Bay Sailing Club is targeting a total fleet of 60 boats in eight classes for its Cruiser Challenge regatta sponsored by MGM Boats this weekend. The event will run in association with the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire.

Classes racing are Cruisers 0, 1, 2 (including Sigma 33s), as well as Cruisers 3, 5 and 31.7s.

Mixed Sportsboats will also compete in the event that will have up to three courses.

The event will incorporate the Beneteau 211 National Championships.

Download DBSC's Notice of Race below.  Online entry is open til Friday here

Race Results

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Published in DBSC, Beneteau 211

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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.