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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Yacht Race News from the National YC
Michael Cotter’s handsome 78ft Reichel-Pugh designed Whisper comes roaring out of Dublin Bay, on her way to establishing the course record for the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race in 2009
W M Nixon
Time was when the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race was promoted as a handy way to position your little old cruiser in West Kerry to be nicely placed to make her way in gentle hops back to her home port…
The crew of Southbound take on the challenging conditions of the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The 2017 race begins on June 14
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
The National Yacht Club looks set to gain Royal Ocean Racing Club recognition for its mini–offshore Dun Laoghaire Dingle race as David O'Brien reports in the Irish Times Sailing Column this morning.  The Dun Laoghaire Dingle application is well timed…
The Shanahan family boat 'Ruth' from the National Yacht Club will defend their 2015 title in June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race (D2D) race organisers at the National Yacht Club have published five compelling reasons why June's race measures up to be the 'perfect family friendly offshore race'. The club is keen to build on the ethos…
The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
W M Nixon
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
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Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Confirms Triumph for J109s & Team Shanahan
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#d2drace – The results in the National YC's 280–mile 30–boat Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race have now been officially ratified, and they confirm the Shanahan family's J/109 Ruth (National YC) as overall winner. The race has been a remarkable success…
Afloat's Predictions Spot On For Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#d2d – In previewing the National Yacht Club's 280-mile Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race here on Friday morning,'s W M Nixon predicted that the best racing would be among the six J/109s, and that the smart money would be…
D2D Finish – Ruth in the Clubhouse – But Must Wait for Confirmation
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
 #D2D Race – Having finished the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle at 7:45pm Ruth (Shanahan Family) must play the waiting game to see if any of the following boats can beat her corrected time of half an hour shy of two…
D2D Update – 5pm Sunday: Waiting Game at Dingle for LOP & Antix
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#d2drace – It may sound like the title of a lost play by Sam Beckett, but that's the way it is as the first finishers in the 280 mile race from Dun Laoghaire got into a very summery Dingle in…
D2D Update 10am Sunday – Fastnet Rock Was Too Benign For Boats in a Hurry
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2DRace – The Fastnet Rock may have a reputation for ruggedness writes W M Nixon. But ever since Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) got past it around midnight in the local area's increasingly fickle offshore wind, it has seen a…
D2D 8am – Vintage Boats Come to The Top off Kerry Coast
Dun Laoghaire Dingle – As predicted in our 3.30am posting, a corrected time battle is being fought along the Kerry coast in the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle race.  At 8am this morning, it is the turn of two vintage entries to come to the top of…
Midnight Date At the Fastnet For Lee Overlay & Antix?
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2DRace – The two leaders in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2015 – Adrian Lee's Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners and Anthony O'Leary's Ker 40 Antix – were nearing the Fastnet Rock at 2330hrs on Saturday night with the underlying…
D2D - Sunday 3:30am -  Ruth takes lead from Antix
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2D Race – While Anthony O’Leary and his Antix crew may have home ground advantage in the waters of West Cork in the last stages of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, the weather gods aren’t playing a supporting role…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race; Getting Halfway There, But Things Are Ever So Slow
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2D –  When the crew of Anthony O'Leary's Antix began collating weather predictions at mid-week for the approaching Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race writes W M Nixon, they found themselves in the happy position of being told on Thursday that…
D2D Sat 1pm – Big Boat Benefit Along South Coast
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2DRace – It is the two highest rated boats that lead the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet along the south coas this afternoont, Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) on the water and Antix (Anthony O'Leary) as IRC overall leader. The…
D2D 7am Sat – Royal Cork's Antix Leads the Offshore Fleet West
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2DRace – Rounding the Tuskar Rock after 7am this morning, the Royal Cork and Baltimore crew on Commodore's Cup winner Antix (Anthony O'Leary) is heading west at 7 knots to be first in IRC handicap and contiune to be 2015…

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