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2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta Attracts 30 Entries In First Week of Online Entry

25th November 2016
Howth Yacht Club Half–Tonner Checkmate (Dave Cullen) is one of the first entries into VDLR 2017 Howth Yacht Club Half–Tonner Checkmate (Dave Cullen) is one of the first entries into VDLR 2017 Photo: Afloat.ie

A week after opening its online entry Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (and with eight months to the first gun) 29 entries have been received and six from overseas. The early entries are listed below.

It's a shot–in–the–arm for organisers of the biggest regatta in Ireland next year which will have an estimated final fleet of over 400 boats across 22 classes next July.

Adding an extra dimension to the 2017 regatta, a speical Kingstown 200 Cup will be presented to the the top classic yacht competing to honour the bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Organisers have put in place a 'Super Early Bird Prize Draw' where all entries received and paid for in full by 31st December 2016 will automatically be entered into a draw and 10% of lucky skippers will have their entry fee refunded!

Early birds - entries recevied in first week

Class Boat Name Name-First Name-Last  
Cruiser Class RAPTOR DENIS HEWITT  
Cruiser Class Checkmate XV David Cullen  
Cruiser Class Injenious Mike Crompton CROMPTON  
Cruiser Class Juggerknot Andrew Algeo  
Cruiser Class Kamikaze Peter Nash  
Cruiser Class Forty Licks Jay Colville  
Cruiser Class Dux Anthony Gore-Grimes  
Cruiser Class D-TOX Patrick McSwiney  
Cruiser Class Rockabill VI Paul O'Higgins  
Cruiser Class XVIII Checkmate Performance Solutions Ltd  
Non Spinnaker Just Jasmin Philip Smith  
Non Spinnaker Spirit Colin O'Brien  
Non Spinnaker Edenpark Liam Farmer  
Non Spinnaker Poppy John Roberts  
Non Spinnaker Vespucci Sean & Kristina O'Regan  
Non Spinnaker Act Two Michael O'Leary  
IRC Offshore  AQUAPLANE Mark Thompson  
J109  Chimaera Andrew Craig  
Sigma 33 Gwili Two Dermot Clarke  
Sigma 33 Elandra Joe Conway  
Sigma 33 Springer Ian Bowring  
Sigma 33 Legless Again Dave Hughes  
Beneteau 31.7 (Scratch & ECHO) Levante John Power  
Beneteau 211 Small Wonder Hugh Kelly  
J24 Jelignite Finbarr Ryan  
Mermaid The Message Ross Galbraith  
Mermaid Aideen Brendan Martin  
Howth 17s Oona Peter Courtney  
Howth 17s Eileen Rima Macken  

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