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Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Yacht Race News from the National YC
The Shanahan family boat 'Ruth' from the National Yacht Club will defend their 2015 title in June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race (D2D) race organisers at the National Yacht Club have published five compelling reasons why June's race measures up to be the 'perfect family friendly offshore race'. The club is keen to build on the ethos…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Confirms Triumph for J109s & Team Shanahan
#d2drace – The results in the National YC's 280–mile 30–boat Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race have now been officially ratified, and they confirm the Shanahan family's J/109 Ruth (National YC) as overall winner. The race has been a remarkable success…
Afloat's Predictions Spot On For Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
#d2d – In previewing the National Yacht Club's 280-mile Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race here on Friday morning,'s W M Nixon predicted that the best racing would be among the six J/109s, and that the smart money would be…
D2D Finish – Ruth in the Clubhouse – But Must Wait for Confirmation
 #D2D Race – Having finished the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle at 7:45pm Ruth (Shanahan Family) must play the waiting game to see if any of the following boats can beat her corrected time of half an hour shy of two…
D2D Update – 5pm Sunday: Waiting Game at Dingle for LOP & Antix
#d2drace – It may sound like the title of a lost play by Sam Beckett, but that's the way it is as the first finishers in the 280 mile race from Dun Laoghaire got into a very summery Dingle in…
D2D Update 10am Sunday – Fastnet Rock Was Too Benign For Boats in a Hurry
#D2DRace – The Fastnet Rock may have a reputation for ruggedness writes W M Nixon. But ever since Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) got past it around midnight in the local area's increasingly fickle offshore wind, it has seen a…
D2D 8am – Vintage Boats Come to The Top off Kerry Coast – As predicted in our 3.30am posting, a corrected time battle is being fought along the Kerry coast in the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle race.  At 8am this morning, it is the turn of two vintage entries to come to the top of…
Midnight Date At the Fastnet For Lee Overlay & Antix?
#D2DRace – The two leaders in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2015 – Adrian Lee's Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners and Anthony O'Leary's Ker 40 Antix – were nearing the Fastnet Rock at 2330hrs on Saturday night with the underlying…
D2D - Sunday 3:30am -  Ruth takes lead from Antix
#D2D Race – While Anthony O’Leary and his Antix crew may have home ground advantage in the waters of West Cork in the last stages of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, the weather gods aren’t playing a supporting role…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race; Getting Halfway There, But Things Are Ever So Slow
#D2D –  When the crew of Anthony O'Leary's Antix began collating weather predictions at mid-week for the approaching Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race writes W M Nixon, they found themselves in the happy position of being told on Thursday that…
D2D Sat 1pm – Big Boat Benefit Along South Coast
#D2DRace – It is the two highest rated boats that lead the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet along the south coas this afternoont, Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) on the water and Antix (Anthony O'Leary) as IRC overall leader. The…
D2D 7am Sat – Royal Cork's Antix Leads the Offshore Fleet West
#D2DRace – Rounding the Tuskar Rock after 7am this morning, the Royal Cork and Baltimore crew on Commodore's Cup winner Antix (Anthony O'Leary) is heading west at 7 knots to be first in IRC handicap and contiune to be 2015…
D2D Start - Antix early leader on the water
#Dun Laoghaire to Dingle – Conditions in the early stages of this year's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race are putting a premium on downwind skills, as the crews seek the best VMG through maximising gybing angles. The following ebb tide encourages…
Will The IMOCA 60 Make The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Start Tonight?
#d2d –  Will he or won't he? D2D could mean dinner to dinner for enda's imoca 60 racing to dingle tonight, but only if he makes the start. The prospect of a new course record and the presence of top offshore…
Middle Sea Race Winner To Contest Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
#d2d – A former Rolex Middle Sea Race winner will contest Friday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race that departs Dublin Bay at 9pm. Maltese sailor Aaron Gatt Floridia, the owner/skipper of Otra Vez, will race on board Liam Coyne's Round Britian and…

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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