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National Yacht Club Seeks RORC Recognition for Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

7th April 2017
The crew of Southbound take on the challenging conditions of the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The 2017 race begins on June 14 The crew of Southbound take on the challenging conditions of the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The 2017 race begins on June 14 Photo: Afloat.ie

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 because RORC Commodore Michael Boyd says the London–based club is keen to encourage RORC racing across the UK, not just Channel races.

The June 14th race – first hosted by the NYC and County Kerry’s Dingle Sailing Club in 1993 – is working closely with Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) and the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) to develop the “mini-offshore” into an international race.

Incoming race chairman Adam Winkelmann is adding extra spice by adding a new title sponsor and recruiting a French Mini–Transat fleet.

RORC will assess this Volvo-sponsored edition of the race with a view to adding the race to its points series in 2019.

Read the full story in the Irish Times here and more on this year's D2D race here

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