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The 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle “D2D” Race will start from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, June 12th 2019. The 2019 edition of D2D brings with it some important and exciting changes while retaining the spirit and ethos of the race as a 300-mile coastal racing challenge for Cruiser/Racing boats racing under the IRC rule.

Firstly, the 2019 race forms part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club “RORC” calendar for the season. This is in addition to the race continuing as part of the ISORA programme and much of the fleet participating in ISORA using the same race tracking technology. The association with RORC has been growing over the past few years and we expect this to further develop for future editions. What this association brings this year is the superb race management team from the National Yacht Club is further enhanced with international racing best practice in terms of the RORC offshore racing standards, and it is expected that boats campaigning in RORC will look towards the D2D race as a great workout for crew and equipment in advance of the RORC Fastnet Race in August 2019.

"This change means that navigators and skippers can plot courses to hug the coastline, and to go inside Islands and lighthouses as part of their strategy"

Secondly, the course for the race has been amended for 2019 in that the course is defined as “Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Dingle Harbour leaving the Mainland of Ireland to Starboard”. This change means that navigators and skippers can plot courses to hug the coastline, and to go inside Islands and lighthouses as part of their strategy to get from the start to finish lines in the quickest (and safest) times. This innovation has occurred as a result of the experience of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet earlier in 2019, where the fleet could take a similar approach on the leg around Ireland. It can make a great spectacle as the fleet get close inshore, even if some of the towns and pubs along the way are difficult to pass late in the evening!

Finally, to encourage entries from mixed crews there will be a new sub-category and prize for entries with at least two female crew/competitors.

So the 2019 edition of the D2D (Dun Laoghaire to Dingle) Race builds on the wonderful ethos and tradition of this great race. With Volvo Car Ireland continuing as the title sponsor to the traditional local support from the Dingle Skellig Hotel. Since its inception in 1984 this race has always thrived on the wonderful co-operation between the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and those local businesses in Dingle that provide a great welcome and hospitality at the finishing destination.

The timing of the 2019 race is designed so boats participating in the IRC Nationals in Dun Laoghaire (June 7th – 9th) can use the race to get south in time for Sovereigns Week in Kinsale (June 26th – 29th).

The Notice of Race is now available to download here.

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#d2d – The National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire harbour has announced its 12th staging of the biennial Dingle Skellig Hotel Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race which will start on Friday 12th June. It follows on a week from Howth Yacht Club's Lambay race so this time round it may be viewed with more interest by several more boats from across Dublin Bay too. The Notice of Race for the 2015 D2D is downloadable below. 

For 2015, defending champion in the Dingle Race is Brian O'Sullivan of Tralee with the veteran Oyster 37 Amazing Grace, which came good in the end in 2013 with a new breeze which knocked pending leader Antix (Anthony O'Leary) off the winning perch.

The 2015 Dingle Race also acts as a useful if rather indirect feeder for the ICRA Nationals at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale from June 24th to 28th, there could be all sorts of sharp boats lining up to take the prize.

More in Afloat's 2015 sailing season preview by WM Nixon here.

The Notice of Race for the 2015 D2D is downloadable below as a pdf file.

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#d2d – Scroll down for the overall results showing corrected times on IRC handicap for each of the 22 competing boats. Also provided as an attachment (below) are Xcel files for download purposes with separate class results.


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Track the progress of the 2019 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race fleet below here on the live tracker when the race starts at 6 pm tonight on Dublin Bay. Forecasts show gusty north and northwesterly winds for the start, the 13th edition of the 275–mile race.

Read the full 2019 race preview by WM Nixon here.  

Read all the D2D Race News in one handy link here

WM Nixon will be posting regular race updates during the race

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22 offshore yachts are confirmed for the start of the National YC's Dingle Skellig Hotel Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2013 on Friday 7th June.  See entry list below and also downloadable as an attached excel file.

As well as a large proportion of Dun Laoghaire's ISORA crews this year's race benefits from having Royal Cork's Antix on the startline. The former Commododre's Cup winner will use the race as a feeder for June 13th's ICRA Nationals in Fenit, Co. Kerry.

2011 winner Martin Breen's Reflex 38 is back as well as ISORA's potent J109 trio, Joker II, Jedi and newcomer Ruth of the host club.

There are four double handed entries in the two-handed division. 

All boats will be equipped with GPS trackers for the race.


Boat NameSail noModelSun DivisionNameSurnameClubIRC TCC
Antix IRL 3939 Ker 39 Racing Anthony / Peter O'Leary BSC/ RCYC 1.136
Joker II IRL 1206 J109 Racing John Maybury RIYC 1.017
Blue Eyes IRL 9849 Elan 340 2-handed Colm Buckley HYC 0.983
Lisador IRL 1295 Dehler 36 Racing Henry Hogg Garrykennedy SC 0.958
Ruth IRL 1383 J109 Racing Liam Shanahan NYC 1.02
Jedi IRL 8088 J109 Racing Andrew Sarrath RIYC 1018
Spindrift IRL 1503 HR34 Cruising David Kelly Waterford SC 0.938
Polished Manx GER8666 Sigma 33 Racing Kuba Szymanski DBYC 0.898
Discover Ireland IRL 7386 Reflex 38 Racing Adhan Fitzgerald GBSC 1.055
Black jack IRL 1988 Pocock 38 2-handed Peter/ Darren Coad/Nicholson WHSC 0.934
Conundrum IRL 3503 Hanse Cruising Michael Pomeroy RStGYC 0.968
Amazing Grace IRL1966 Oyster 37 Racing Brian O'Sullivan TBSC 0.931
Rockabill V IRL 3307 Corby 33 Racing Paul O'Higgins NYC/IRIYC 1.041
Aquelina IRL 1281 J-122 Racing James S Tyrrell ASC 1.084
Chancer IRL 1583 Elan 40 Racing Brian Carroll 1.027
White Tiger IRL 4470 Beneteau First 44.7 Racing Anthony O'Brien KYC 1.113
Mojito GBR9047R J109 Racing Peter Dunlop CHPwllheli SC 1.014
Ocean Tango GBR6848T Dehler34 2-Handed Robert Floate DMYC/ WSC 0.928
Legally Blonde IRL 3175 Beneteau First 44.7 Racing Cathal/Paul Drohan/Egan RStGYC 0.952
Lulla Belle IRL 3607 Beneteau First 36.7 2-Handed Liam/Brian Coyne/Flahive NYC 1.001
Wow IRL 4208 Farr42 Racing George Sisk RIYC 1.144
Adelie IRL 9631 Beneteau First 44.7 Racing Peter Hall NYC 1.003
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