#rsgyc – Today's Frank Keane BMW Royal St. George Regatta will enjoy their biggest entry on record in the 176–year history of the event, according to the Dun Laoghaire club. Almost 180 competitors have registered already and more entries are expected today.
This is some achievement with many more possible entries committed to the Round Ireland Race and /or Cork Week. Nevertheless this number of entries shows there is a commitment to Club Regattas in Dublin Bay and the tradition of sailing in the Dun Laoghaire Club Regatta is alive and well, says RSt\GYC, the country's biggest yacht club with 1,200 members.
Event Chairman, Martin Byrne reported that the perceived 'congestion' of events has not effected the traditional & historic events like the Dublin Bay Club Regattas where Club sailors and boat owners just want to participate and enjoy the occasion. "Our Regatta Day represents everything that we are as a Club - sailing first then family & community next", Byrne said.