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Photographer Michael Chester took the shots from this morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. It was, as predicted, a gentle start for the tenth race from the National Yacht Club. Scroll down for photos:
Published in Dun Laoghaire Dingle

Sailing offshore? The National Yacht Club is staging an 'Introduction to Offshore Racing' evening next Saturday 7th April 2011 at 19.30 and a line up of speakers inlcudes Maurice 'Prof' O’Connell on winning the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Mick Liddy on how to prepare for offshore sailing. Former National Yacht Club commodore Peter Ryan will give tips on ISORA racing in the Irish Sea.

Whether you are a Round Ireland expert or an offshore newbie the Dun Laoghaire club stresses it is an informal night but a 'unique one' both for offshore sailing fans and those who might be considering going offshore for the first time this season.

 

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Published in ISORA
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race takes place from June 11th - 14th. When the race participants head off from the harbour arms of Dun Laoghaire and head along the Leinster coast, they will be celebrating the tenth such race to Dingle since the event started in 1993.

Last year, 37-strong boat had a white-knuckle ride to the Co. Kerry harbour, with the last boat home just 47 hours after the Dublin Bay start, making it the fastest ever D2D race.

The 2009 race also set a new record when Michael Cotter's 'Whisper' achieved a time of 24hrs, 43mins and 45 seconds. Cotter's impressive record beat the previous holder won by TP52 Patches of 32hrs 33 mins and 45 seconds, which was achieved in 2005.

The last race saw a return of TP52 Patches but she was beaten by no less than six boats: Whisper, Tiamat, Orix Aviation, Legally Brunette, Pretty Polly and Antix Dubh. The Whisper also achieved another accolade with the fastest boat speed of 22.7 knots, the highest in this race's history, and also for the largest number of entries.

Plenty of reasons to look forward to next year's D2D race which is now officially set as a major date on the ISORA calendar.

Published in Dun Laoghaire Dingle
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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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