Based on input from competitors and intending entrants to the Volvo D2D Race 2019 the organising committee in the National Yacht Club have decided that the course for the 2019 race shall be changed back to the traditional course of previous races. That will be Dun Laoghaire to Dingle leaving all islands to Starboard including Muglins, Tuskar Rock, Barrells Bouy, Coninbeg, Fastnet Rock and The Washerwoman.
The Sailing Instructions when published will override the Notice of Race in this regard and the SI’s will clarify in more detail the course to be sailed but it will be based on the traditional course layout.
"The change of mind reflects the strong body of opinion expressed by participants that the course as published was unfair to craft of different size and draughts"
The change of mind reflects the strong body of opinion expressed by participants in this and previous races that the course as published in the NOR was felt to be unfair to crafts of different size and draughts, Race Chairman, Adam Winkelmann told Afloat.ie
Entries are now open and the Early Bird entry fee of €275 is available on or before March 29th.
The 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle “D2D” Race starts from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, June 12th 2019.
The 300-mile race along the Irish coastline is a great mini-offshore challenge for Cruisers and Racing boats racing in separate divisions under IRC.
Dingle provides a wonderful finishing location for crews and visiting friends and families.
The 2019 race is also on the RORC and ISORA race calendars and offers boats in those series to accumulate qualifying offshore racing experience for crews participating in the RORC Fastnet Race in August.
The timing of the 2019 race is designed so boats participating in the ICRA Nationals in Dun Laoghaire (June 7 – 9) can use the race to get south in time for Sovereigns Week in Kinsale (June 26 – 29) and then be back in Dun Laoghaire for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (July 11 -14).