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Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland's Biggest Sailing Event on Dublin Bay
Phew! 7-12 knots Forecast for Dun Laoghaire Regatta Racers
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr2013 – As all Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta competitors know only too well, the centre of this high pressure is bang over the top of Dublin Bay today, but fortunately it looks like it will slowly slide off to the…
Calls for Change to Dun Laoghaire Regatta Coastal Course as Boats Finish Late
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr2013 – Dun Laoghaire regatta organisers will take a fresh look at the coastal course today in view of this morning's light wind forecast and the fact yesterday's finishers in this new 16-boat division did not get back to harbour until…
Maybury's J109 Off to Flying Start at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr2013 – Inshore and offshore campaigner John Maybury's J109, Joker II, continues her winning form this season after victory in this afternoon's light and shifty opening race of the 2013 Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta. Nearly 3000 sailors are afloat on…
Full Page Irish Times Sailing Coverage Lists 390 Dun Laoghaire Regatta Entries
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr2013 – To mark today's opening of the country's biggest sailing regatta, the Irish Times Newspaper has published the full entry list of 393 competing boats on page 25 of this morning's edition. Dublin becomes the heart of Irish Sea yachting today…
'Hang in There Dun Laoghaire Regatta, The Winds Are Coming', Says Met Guru
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr2013 – A weather expert has allayed fears of a windless start to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta tomorrow in spite of the current calm on Dublin Bay. An area of high pressure hangs over Ireland on the eve of the event…
Final Entry List for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013
Volvo Regatta
#VDLR2013 – Scroll down this page for the full entry of 390 boats in 25 classes equalling the inaugural 2005 regatta.   ClassBoat NameOwnerClub IRC 0 Jezebel Guy Cowper Royal Dee YC   Eos Rod Stuart Clyde CC   Impetuous…
Dun Laoghaire Regatta to Bring €600k into Local Economy
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr – Irish sailing tourism is buoyant in the capital with 250 boats from all over the world visiting Dublin Bay over the last four months and this week 120 boats from outside the Bay area are expected for Volvo…
Tune Up at Royal Irish YC Coaching Day Before Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta – In the week preceding Ireland's biggest sailing event, Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta, the Royal Irish Yacht Club is staging a coaching event with video de-briefings on sail trim and upwind and downwind techniques.The day long event on July 6th…
Lyver Trophy Brings British Boats into Bay for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
#dlregatta – Liverpool Yacht Club and Royal Dee Yacht Club will race offshore to Howth on July 5 for The Lyver Trophy race that forms part of the overall ISORA series. The race that attracted a strong Irish entry two…
New Dun Laoghaire Regatta Coastal Course Entry Proves Organisers Are on the Right Tack
Volvo Regatta
July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is running a coastal series as part of the fifth edition of the combined club's event and judging by entries to date (see below) there it looks like the initiative is getting a good response.…
Over 100 Visiting Boats Due for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr – Over a third of entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 are coming from outside Dublin Bay. See entry list below. The buoyant statistic for Dun Laoghaire's combined clubs regatta was revealed yesterday as a current entry…
Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 Lines Up Eight Visiting IRC Zero Entries
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr – Eight of nine of the IRC zero entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta on Dublin Bay are overseas entries. The exception is the defending IRC champion, the Howth based Mills 36, Crazy Horse skippered by Norbert Reilly.  In…
Strong Take Up for Entry into Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr – With a week still to go on its early bird entry and over three months to the close of entry, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) has received over 120 entries for what is expected again to be…
Champions Set to Defend VDLR Crowns this July on Dublin Bay
Volvo Regatta
#vdlr – More than half of the champions from Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2011 have indicated (see table below) they will be back this July to defend their respective titles in Ireland's biggest regatta. The biennial event features over 28…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Attracts Early UK Entries for July Event
Volvo Regatta
#VDLR – There's still six months to go to the first gun of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 (VDLR) but already the country's biggest sailing event is clocking up the entries and many are return visitors, a heartening prospect for…
Dun Laoghaire Regatta and Volvo Drive into 2013
Volvo Regatta
#vor – Volvo's long association with Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) is set to continue into 2013 with the car marque taking the Title sponsor package for the event next year. Dun Laoghaire Regatta has announced Volvo Car Ireland will sponsor…

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