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.