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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Yacht Race News from the National YC
Overall Results for the 2011 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
The overall results for the 2011 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race give Martin Breen's 'Galway Harbour' first overall. First in the two handed category was Barry Hurley's Dinah, on this occassion the Cobh man was sailing with Andy Boyle. First…
More Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Photography
Dun Laoghaire based photographer Gareth Craig has added to last Saturday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race coverage with a selection of start images on the Afloat Gallery here. Our race start coverage from the National Yacht Club is here.
Galway Harbour Claims Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
All offshore races have their moments of drama, particularly when exposed to the variability of weather in our temperate climate writes our Offshore Correspondent. This year’s Dun Laoghaire to Dingle was no different and race winner Galway Harbour certainly had…
Galway Harbour Approaches Dingle Finish
Galway Harbour is just two miles from the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle finish in good breeze and should win on handicap by about 1.5 hours from Raging Bull, Tsunami and Aquelina writes our Offshore Correspondent. Galway Harbour has been brilliantly…
Galway Harbour Retains Lead
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Report Sunday June 12th 2011 2400:  Forecasting over the next few hours suggests little change in windspeed and direction which should allow Galway Harbour to retain the lead she has built to round the Washerwoman rocks…
Update: Pride of Dalkey Fuji Approaches the Fastnet
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Report 1200 BST Sunday June 12th As on the water leader Pride of Dalkey Fuji approaches the Fastnet, Galway Harbour maintains its lead, just ahead of Aquelina writes our Offshore Correspondent. Barry Hurley's Dinah of…
Breen's 'Galway Harbour' Leads the Fleet out of the Irish Sea
D2D report 2200 BST Saturday June 11th. At Tuskar Rock, Martin Breen's Reflex 38 Galway Harbour (Galway Bay SC), leads the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race fleet out of the Irish Sea writes our Offshore Correspondent. Closely tracked by Cathal…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Start Photos
Photographer Michael Chester took the shots from this morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. It was, as predicted, a gentle start for the tenth race from the National Yacht Club. Scroll down for photos:
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Update - Fleet Spread from Mizen Head to Wicklow
D2D report – 1700 BST, Saturday June 11th. After 6 hours the fleet is spread along the coast from Mizen Head to Wicklow Head with the leaders some 35 miles from the Tuskar, battling a north-going flood tide writes our…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle - First Leg Race Preview
Starting at 1000 this morning, the ebb tide will make up for the light winds forecast for the early part of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race writes our Offshore Correspondent. However, it looks likely that anchoring will play a…
29 Enter Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
With less than a week to the start of the the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 29 boats are entered for the 320-mile classic. 2009 race winner Legally Brunette is entered and there will be a two boat two handed…
19 Enter (and a Dozen in the Wings) for Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Offshore racers Jedi, Aquelina and at least five J yacht designs – including George Sisk's new J111, Wow – are entered for next month's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle offshore sailing race (D2D) from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2011 is Launched
The possibility of an Open 40 entry plus a new white sail division are just some of the developments for the tenth Dingle Skellig Hotel Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Over 50 (SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY MICHAEL CHESTER) gathered…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle 2011 Preview
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race takes place from June 11th - 14th. When the race participants head off from the harbour arms of Dun Laoghaire and head along the Leinster coast, they will be celebrating the tenth such race…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Date is June 11, 2011
The 2011 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run jointly by the National Yacht Club and Dingle Boat Club starts on Saturday 11th June with a prize giving on Wednesday 15th in Dingle. 
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race – The Cruiser Challenge 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. Latest news on the Dun…

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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