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Over 180 Entries Received for Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Big Offshore Fleet Predicted

10th January 2017
Red Alert competing in the Dublin Bay based DMYC Kish Race. A big turnout is predicted for coastal racing as part of July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta Red Alert competing in the Dublin Bay based DMYC Kish Race. A big turnout is predicted for coastal racing as part of July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta Photo: Afloat.ie

ISORA's Peter Ryan anticipates a 50% increase in offshore sailors into next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The buoyant prediction is in step with an encouraging ' Super Early Bird' entry for the biennial event that closed on New Year's Eve. Organisers received a fantastic response to the new Super Early Bird Entry draw with 178 fully paid entries received. The current entry now stands at 184 boats. 

Entries have alrady been received from 31 of the 33 Regatta classes with great support from all the class captains who encouraged early entry within their fleets.

Fleets which currently have already over 10 boats entered (with still six months to close of entry) are Sigma 33, IRC Offshore, Non Spinnaker, IRC Cruisers, GP14 and IDRA 14 Classes.

An independently & professionally audited draw took place in the National Yacht Club on Monday 9th of January and 18 winners were selected across a number of classes and yacht clubs in IRL and UK (list of winners attached). These winners will have their entry fee fully refunded to them by the organisers.

A discounted 'Early Bird Entry' is open till 31st March 2017.

 

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