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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Yacht Race News from the National YC
Strong Interest in Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, Entries To Hit 30 Mark
#d2d – After two frustrating races on the Irish Sea this weekend the ISORA fleet now has under three weeks to prepare for the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The National Yacht Club has 27 confirmed entries and it is…
Canting Keel Fastnet Race Winner Set For June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Offshore
#d2d – The canting-keel Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners skippered by Dun Laoghaire's Adrian Lee is the latest high profile entry into this June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race. The Royal St. George yacht is a proven offshore winner, taking…
New Website For Dun Laoghaire To Dingle Race
#D2D - The National Yacht Club has launched a new website for the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Counting down the 85 days till the fleet sets off on the latest edition of the biennial offshore challenge, D2DRace.ie is the…
amazing grace
#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…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Yacht Race 2013 Overall Results
#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.
Kerry Yacht 'Amazing Grace' Wins Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
#D2D – Finishing shortly after 3am, a County Kerry entry, Amazing Grace, won the 2013 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, the first Kerry yacht to win in the 20–year history of the race. The Tralee Bay Sailing Club entry, one of…
D2D Update 2300 –Tralee Sailing Club's Amazing Grace is in Pole Position
#D2D – As the crews of Antix and Wow enjoy the hospitality in Dingle tonight the lowest rated boats are enjoying the limelight of podium potential as they close on the finish line. See D2D race tracker here Tralee Sailing…
D2D 1800 Update – Is it Game Set & Match to the Low Handicappers?
#d2d – As the leaders approach the final mark on the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race course, the Washerwoman Rocks, it looks like game set and match to the low handicappers. View D2D Race Tracker Here. Afloat.ie's current prediction is line…
D2D Update – Lack of Wind Throws Predictions Awry
#D2D – As dawn breaks on the 2013 D2D fleet, the lack of wind throws predictions awry and observers can only wait, like the frustrated crews, for a reasonable breeze to fill in.That might well be later this afternoon, but…
D2D Update - First 24 Hours & Two Hander Sets the Pace
#d2d – The first 24 hours of this year's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle have been atypical as the fleet juggled with the complexities of a building springtide, and relatively light north easterly winds. See live Tracker here Most opted for the port…
J109 Mojito is Early Leader in Dun Laoghaire to Dingle. Race Start Photos Here!
#D2D – Third out of Dublin bay, ISORA commodore Peter Ryan and ISORA champion Stephen Tudor on board Peter Dunlop's J109 Mojito are the early IRC leaders an hour into the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race this evening.  See D2D…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Fleet Assemble at National Yacht Club for 4pm Start
#d2d – Boosted by a late entry the 23-boat Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet are assembling this morning at the National Yacht Club pontoon in Dun Laoghaire readying for this afternoon's 4pm start. The tenth anniversary edition of the offshore race…
Scroll down for the LIVE 2019 D2D Yellowbrick race tracker
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…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Entry List Confirms 22 Boats for Irish Offshore Classic
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…
Onboard Raging Bull, Photos and Vid
Raging Bull crew man (and photographer) Brian Carlin has added onboard images from last weekend's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race. Photos from the Sigma 400, the 2010 ISORA champion, are on the Afloat gallery here. Onboard vid below too:

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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