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Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland's Biggest Sailing Event on Dublin Bay
The 68ft Nimmo, built by Dan Mill in Galway in a four year project eight years ago, is a reminder that there’s a lot more to sailing in the west than the traditional craft of the Irish Atlantic seaboard
W M Nixon
There is really no reasonable comparison between Ireland’s eastern and western seaboards writes W M Nixon. The east coast is quite densely populated, and while it has some areas of impressive scenery, in general it lacks the majestic inlets and…
Jack O’Keeffe leads a race of Drascombes around the Fastnet Rock
W M Nixon
With some visionary thinking by Cathy MacAleavey in her capacity as chief of the sub-committee organising the Classics, Traditional and Old Gaffers section of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta & Harbour Bicentenary Festival from June 6th to 9th, the scope…
Hal Sisk aboard the newly-restored 1894-built Peggy Bawn in Dublin Bay in 2005, with the square-rigger Jeanie Johnston in the background. Peggy Bawn will be one of the stars of the Classics & Traditional section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017, celebrating the Bicentenary of the harbour. Photo: W M Nixon
W M Nixon
There could well be as many opinions as to what constitutes a true classic or traditional boat as there are owners of these often highly individual craft. As part of the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour –…
Derek Martin's IRC Offshore Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is one of 18 Super Early Bird Prize Draw Winners Announced. Full list downloadable below.
Volvo Regatta
Five Royal Irish yachts won free entry into July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta following a draw from 180 'Super Early Bird entries' this week. In total 18 boats won the free entry prizes ranging from dinghies to IRC cruisers.  Among…
Red Alert competing in the Dublin Bay based DMYC Kish Race. A big turnout is predicted for coastal racing as part of July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
ISORA's Peter Ryan anticipates a 50% increase in offshore sailors into next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The buoyant prediction is in step with an encouraging ' Super Early Bird' entry for the biennial event that closed on New Year's…
In the Beneteau 211 class a five boat entry to date has entries from Dun Laoghaire, Malahide, Windemere and The Clyde. See entry list below.
Volvo Regatta
In a pre-Christmas boost to next year's regatta season, over a quarter of the expected 400–boat entry have already entered next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay. The biennial event is staged by all four Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs…
Something to celebrate. Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s glory days and the Bicentenary of the harbour will be honoured with a large Classics Section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from July 6th-9th. This photo is believed to be from 1900, and it shows the Viceroy Lord Dudley crossing the in-harbour finish line in his new Dublin Bay 25 Fodhla close ahead of other DBSC 25s, and in company with the first of the new-style Water Wags.
W M Nixon
The notion that the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 from July 6th to 9th should include a significant Classics and Old Gaffers element to mark the Bicentenary of this great harbour surfaced only relatively recently. Yet this week a high-powered…
Howth Yacht Club Half–Tonner Checkmate (Dave Cullen) is one of the first entries into VDLR 2017
Volvo Regatta
A week after opening its online entry Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (and with eight months to the first gun) 29 entries have been received and six from overseas. The early entries are listed below. It's a shot–in–the–arm for organisers of…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta's Notice of Race and Entry form is downloadable below as a PDF file
Volvo Regatta
As part of the 2017 bicentenary celebrations of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will be hosting a special event for “Classic” yachts to compete for the Kingstown 200 Cup.  Details of the regatta are now published in the official…
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…
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram comfortably won today's DMYC Frostbite Fireball race
Fireball
The 2016/17 Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbites got off to a blustery start this afternoon in Dun Laoghaire. The weather station adjacent to my observation point had the various weather parameters as follows; Wind Direction - 345˚, Wind 19.6…
 DBSC Class Captain James Gorman steps down after a successful two year term on Friday
SB20
Following its lively Southern championships at the weekend, the SB20 Ireland AGM takes this Friday October 7th 2016 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The meeting will be boosted by an influx of new blood into the class as it…
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta – Dun Laoghaire's waterfront Yacht Clubs have announced the dates of the next Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta as July 6-9 2017. The growing stature of last weekend's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta as the major sailing event across the Irish…
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta – Dun Laoghaire certainly felt like a major focal point of international sailing as Sunday afternoon's awards ceremony swung into action at the National Yacht Club to mark the conclusion of what is surely the most successful Volvo Dun…
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta – As well as winning the 'Volvo Boat of the week award' with George Sisk's offshore performance in Wow, the Royal Irish Yacht Club topped the leaderboard of Dun Laoghaire's waterfront clubs with eight wins across IRC and one…
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta –  Dublin Yacht Club's shared the bulk of the overall prizes at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 this afternoon, winning 22 of the 29 classes including the coveted 'Boat of the Week' Trophy.  Veteran big boat campaigner George Sisk's…

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