W M Nixon casts an eye over something special.
A week after opening online entry Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (and with eight months to the first gun) 29 entries have been received and 6 from overseas. Super Early Bird Prize Draw : All entries received and paid for in full by 31st December 2016 will automatically be entered into a Super Early Bird Prize Draw and 10% of these[Read More…]
We are hosting regional, national, and international championships for many classes within Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017, with a lot of highly-prized titles on the line!
Notice of Race has been published and Online Entry now open for VDLR 2017. Super Early Bird Prize Draw : All entries received and paid for in full by 31st December 2016 will automatically be entered into a Super Early Bird Prize Draw and 10% of these lucky people will have their entry fee refunded! CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE
Entries are now open for the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017
Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even thirty years before the basic shape of the harbour as we know it today had been finally created. But in 1821 there was enough of a new pier in existence for King George IV to visit and re-name it the Royal Harbour of Kingstown.
The notice of race is now available for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017
The dates for the 7th edition of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta are 6th-9th July, 2017 – see you there!
The VDLR Race Director and member of the National Yacht Club, Con Murphy has been selected as a race official for the Olympic Sailing Competition for Rio. See full story from Afloat.ie Here
This week Seascapes talk to Commander Brian Fitzgerald of the Irish Naval Service about the work of the LE Eithne in the Mediterranean and the National Maritime College of Ireland at the recent Ocean Wealth Conference in Ringaskiddy; we hear from photographer Gareth Craig of fotosail whom we met at the recent Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta; John Creedon talks to[Read More…]
Oceansport – David Branigan Fotsail – Gareth Craig
We would like to thank all our Sponsors, Competitors and Volunteers for their time, involvementand enthusiasm in making the 2015 regatta a great success. We would like to thank all winners and particularly the winners of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Special Trophies the full list is listed below:
Welcome aboard this weeks edition of your maritime programme Seascapes in a while we’ll hear about the magnificent Beaufort Building opened last Saturday next door to the National Maritime College of Ireland, we took a tour of the building last Friday with Conchur O Bradaigh and Professor Tony Lewis and spoke to the Minister for the Marine – Simon Coveney[Read More…]
Watch back all the video highlights from the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in 2015
The biennial regatta is being hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 415 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 250 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to very heavy conditions since racing began last Thursday. George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club[Read More…]
Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, has come to a close today after an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay with over 400 boats and almost 3,000 sailors competing. Dublin Yacht Club’s shared the bulk of the overall prizes, awarded this afternoon at the official prize giving in the National Yacht Club, winning 22 of the 29 classes including the coveted ‘Boat of the Week’ Trophy.