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Royal Cork's Nieulargo Victorious as National Yacht Club Presents Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2021 Prizewinners (Photo Gallery Here!)

13th June 2021
2021 Dun Laoghaire Dingle Overall Winners: Nieulargo. The Royal Cork crew pictured in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday before the start: (Front row left to right) Molly Murphy, James Fagan, Clive O'Shea, Ian Heffernan, (back row right to left) Denis Murphy, Mia Murphy, Annamarie Fegan, Brian Mathews, Nin O Leary, and Harry Durcan
2021 Dun Laoghaire Dingle overall winners: Nieulargo. The Royal Cork crew pictured in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday before the start: (Front row left to right) Molly Murphy, James Fagan, Clive O'Shea, Ian Heffernan, (back row right to left) Denis Murphy, Mia Murphy, Annamarie Fegan, Brian Mathews, Nin O Leary, and Harry Durcan

After an epic 14th edition of the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race that attracted a 38-boat fleet for Wednesday's spectacular start on Dublin Bay, the prizewinners have been announced by the National Yacht Club race organisers ahead of this evening's prizegiving in Dingle, County Kerry.

As Afloat previously reported, Crosshaven & Kinsale yachts shared the spoils

The Murphy family’s consistently successful Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Royal Cork YC) reached Dingle on Friday morning at 09:27 hrs and immediately corrected into an overall lead in the D2D which she never lost.

A protest commtitee decision today gave line honours winner Freya (Conor Doyle of Kinsale) joint second overall after redress with defending champion Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. 

The full prizewinners listing and a prizegiving photo gallery by Dominick Walsh is below

1st Over the Line - Seamus Gallagher Memorial Trophy Freya – Conor Doyle – Kinsale YC 1st Over the Line - Seamus Gallagher Memorial Trophy Freya – Conor Doyle – Kinsale YC 

1st Over the Line - Seamus Gallagher Memorial Trophy
Freya – Conor Doyle – Kinsale YC 

IRC 1 Sam & Emma Trophy 

1st IRC 1 – Nieulargo – Denis Murphy Royal Cork YC
2nd IRC 1 – Rockabill VI – Paul O’Higgins – Royal Irish YC and Freya – Conor Doyle – Kinsale YC
3rd IRC 1 – Hot Cookie – John O’ Gorman – National YC
4th IRC 1 – Aurelia – Chris Power Smith – Royal St George YC

1st IRC 2 – Juggerknot II – Andrew Algeo – Royal Irish YC1st IRC 2 – Juggerknot II – Andrew Algeo – Royal Irish YC

IRC 2 Dingle Crystal Trophy – (New Trophy)
1st IRC 2 – Juggerknot II – Andrew Algeo – Royal Irish YC
2nd IRC 2 – Indian – Simon Knowles – Howth YC
3rd IRC 2 – JustTina – Johnny Treanor – National YC
4th IRC 2 – Excession – John Harrington – Royal Ulster / Ballyolme YC
5th IRC 2 – Elantic – Clarke Allen – Arklow Sailing Club

Overall (Dingle Skellig Hotel Trophy- Existing Ships Decanter)
1st Overall – Nieulargo – Denis Murphy – Royal Cork YC

D2D Corinthian – Aurelia – Chris Power Smith – Royal St George YCD2D Corinthian – Aurelia – Chris Power Smith – Royal St George YC

D2D Corinthian – (Silver Cup – NYC – New Trophy)
Aurelia – Chris Power Smith – Royal St George YC

National Yacht Club Decanter (New Trophy IRC 3 – 1st Below 1.0 h/c)
1st IRC 3 – Desert Star Irish Offshore Sailing – Ronan O Suicru – RORC
2nd IRC 3 – Humdinger – John Conlon – Arklow YC
3rd IRC 3 – Gambit – Joe Kiernan – Foynes YC

Cruiser Class - Alice Celebration Trophy (Existing Dolphin Trophy)
1st Cruising – Conquestador – Barry Cunningham - Royal Irish YC

Mixed Crew - Polynesian Paddle
1st Mixed Crew (2 Female Crew) - Aquelina

Halidon Trophy (Under 33ft)
1st Under 33ft – More Mischief - Grzegorz Kalinecki - ISA

1st 2 handed – Cinnamon Girl – Cian McCarthy – Kinsale YC1st 2 handed – Cinnamon Girl – Cian McCarthy – Kinsale YC

Volvo Trophy – (New Crystal Bowl – 2 Handed Class)
1st 2 handed – Cinnamon Girl – Cian McCarthy – Kinsale YC
2nd 2 handed – BlackJack – Peter Coad – Waterford Harbour SC

2021 Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Overall Results 

2021 Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Overall Results2021 Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Overall Results

Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Live Tracker 2021

Track the progress of the 2021 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race fleet on the live tracker above 

The 14th edition of the 280-mile race organised by the National Yacht Club starts at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 9th on Dublin Bay.

  • Read the full 2021 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 and analysis throughout the 2021 race

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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race Information

The biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race is a 320-miles race down to the east coast of Ireland, across the south coast and into Dingle harbour in County Kerry.

The race is organised by the National Yacht Club.

It never fails to offer a full range of weather, wind and tide to the intrepid entrants, ranging from a 32ft cruiser to a 79ft all-out racer.

Three divisions are available to enter: cruiser (boats equipped with furlers), racing (the bulk of the fleet) and also two-handed.

D2D Course change overruled

In 2019, the organisers considered changing the course to allow boats to select routes close to shore by removing the requirement to go outside Islands and Lighthouses en route, but following input from regular participants, the National Yacht Club decided to stick with the tried and tested course route in order to be fair to large and smaller boats and to keep race records intact.

RORC Points Calendar

The 2019 race was the first edition to form 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. 

D2D Course record time

Mick Cotter’s 78ft Whisper established the 1 day and 48 minutes course record for the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race in 2009 and that time stood until 2019 when Cotter returned to beat his own record but only just, the Dun Laoghaire helmsman crossing the line in Kerry to shave just 20 seconds off his 2009 time.

Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race 2021

The 2021 Race will start from the National Yacht Club on Wednesday 9th, June 2021.

This will be a limited entry event.

Previous entrants will be offered early entry options and then the entry will be opened to others to allow up to a maximum of 50 yachts.

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