Wild ride for Dun Laoghaire to Dingle
In winds gusting to 30 knots and big seas the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet led by Michael Cotter's Whisper departed for Dingle on schedule this morning. By noon the leaders in the 37-boat fleet were past Wicklow head and on a tight fetch down the Irish Sea. Follow the fleet via tracker here. Start photos over the fold:
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