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The revived fleet of DBDC 21 Footers, the World’s Oldest Cruiser Racer Class, has been nominated for an award in the annual Classic Boat awards. They received a splendid homecoming at the NYC in late July and everyone will have seen the beautiful trio on the NYC moorings. 


Now we solicit your support for an international award, just a few seconds needed:

Click Vote on the top bar, Enter your name and email, Country: “Rest of the World“,  Tick second box at the bottom, and Submit

Many thanks for your support.

DBSC Summer 2022 – Notice of Race

DBSC has published it’s NOR for the upcoming season: 2022 Notice of Race Summer Series

First Scheduled AIB DBSC Race: Saturday 23th April
Last Scheduled AIB DBSC Race: Saturday 1st October
For full schedule of racing please see AIB DBSC Racing Programme 2022 on
Weekly Racing Programme
Tuesdays: Keelboats – From West Pier Hut
Tuesdays: Dinghies – In the Harbour or the Bay depending on conditions
Wednesdays: Water Wags – Harbour sailing
Thursdays: Keelboats – Committee Boat starts
Saturdays: Keelboats – Committee Boat starts and West Pier Hut starts
Saturdays: Dinghies – In the Harbour or the Bay depending on conditions

Adult Spring Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Mornings

The NYC is staging Laser coaching for adults of all ability (from new or returning to Laser sailing to experienced sailors) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 13:00 for 6 weeks: From Saturday 5th February until Saturday 12th March

€120 for the 6 weeks sailing or €20 per individual session. Each Session is limited to 14 participants on a 1st come 1st served basis. The coach is James Delaney

Note: You must have your own boat and be a member of the National Yacht Club to register!

Register Here

ISORA Celebrates 50 years anniversary

This year ISORA will be celebrating 50 years of Racing in the Irish Sea

Following the 2021 AGM on Saturday 4th December a new schedule of Races has been agreed and can be downloaded here

The web-site is now being updated with to reflect the 2022 Musto ISORA series of races, a balance of Offshore Races and Coastal Races.

The schedule includes a qualifyer for Round Ireland, the Kingstown to Queenstown race and Round Ireland Race.

There is also  Coastal Series in Ireland and also in the UK.

NYC Sunfast 3600s Enjoy Early Double-Handed Training Session on Dublin Bay

Wednesday morning saw some early 2022 season double-handed two boat tuning for a pair of Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 keelboats on Dublin Bay.

ISORA campaigners Searcher (Pete Smyth) and John O’Gorman’s Hot Cookie enjoyed 10-15 knots north-westerlies for a fast reach from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Searcher and Hot Cookie, both from the National Yacht Club, cut quite a dash crossing a deserted bay at speed under pink and red spinnakers.

The pair returned to the harbour after a two-hour session with Searcher sporting a ripped kite in conditions that had strengthened to over 20 knots in gusts.

Notice of Race for 2022 DBSC Spring Chicken Series

Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for its 2022 Spring Chicken series.


Six races will be held on Sunday mornings from 6 February to 13 March (first gun 1010 hrs), using a progressive handicap on a time-to-time basis.

Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are “very welcome”, DBSC adds. And after the sailing, prize draws, food and more will be kindly hosted by the National Yacht Club.

The entry fee is €60 which includes temporary membership of DBSC and the NYC. Entries can be made online here

Anyone experiencing issues with their entries is invited to contact Chris Moore, Hon Sec at 087 7626976 or Fintan Cairns at 087 2439208.

Sailing instructions will be available on Sunday 6 February and will be emailed to entrants beforehand.

DBSC advises that the last date for entries is Wednesday 2 February, and warns that handicaps of late entries will be adjusted accordingly.