Articles by: Gareth Craig

400 Early Bird Entries Received For Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

400 Early Bird Entries Received For Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta early bird entry closed on Friday, reaching 400 entries for the July event. Entry remains open but without the discounted rate. 2,500 sailors are expected to race across 22 classes making it Ireland’s biggest regatta but also one of Ireland’s biggest participant sporting events when the first gun fires on July 6.




by Monday 1st May 2017 Press Coverage
Extended Early Bird Entry to Close this Friday 28th April

Extended Early Bird Entry to Close this Friday 28th April

We’d like to sincerely thank everyone for their patience over the last two week during our technical issues with the website, which appear to have finally been resolved by moving to a new server. Because of the prolonged issues making it difficult for people to submit entries the #EarlyBird discount has been extended by a further fortnight to Friday 28th[Read More…]




by Tuesday 11th April 2017 News
Dún Laoghaire Regatta expected to attract 2,500 sailors

Dún Laoghaire Regatta expected to attract 2,500 sailors

Dublin Bay event set to be one of country’s biggest sporting gatherings of the year, by David O’Brien




by Friday 24th March 2017 Press Coverage
A large crowd of Sponsors, Sailors, local representatives, and local business people attending the official launch of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017.

Dún Laoghaire Gearing up to Host 7th Edition of Ireland’s Biggest Sailing Fixture

400+ boats and 2,500 competitors expected to compete in Dublin Bay from Thursday 6th July – Sunday 9th July The 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR), which is now established as the biggest sailing event in Ireland, was launched last night at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire.  This biennial fixture which is organized by the four Dun Laoghaire waterfront[Read More…]




by Thursday 23rd March 2017 Kingstown 200, News, Social News
The J109 'Jedi' during the Round Ireland Race 2012

The J109 ‘Jedi’ is Available for Charter

Anybody interested in chartering the J109 ‘Jedi’ from the INSS for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 should contact Kenneth Rumball for more information – J109s are arguably the perfect cruiser racer, and Jedi has undergone an extensive refit over the winter of 2016-2017 to make her possibly the most IRC optimized J109 available in Europe!




by Friday 24th February 2017 News, Racing, Services
Jack O’Keeffe leads a race of Drascombes around the Fastnet Rock | Photo: David McWhiter

Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Sailing Regatta Takes on Interesting New Acts

With some visionary thinking by Cathy MacAleavey in her capacity as chief of the sub-committee organising the Classics, Traditional and Old Gaffers section of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta & Harbour Bicentenary Festival from June 6th to 9th, the scope of the event is going to become even more varied and certainly more colourful. As W M Nixon has discovered, she has been spreading the net wide




by Saturday 4th February 2017 Kingstown 200
Hal Sisk aboard the newly-restored 1894-built Peggy Bawn in Dublin Bay in 2005, with the square-rigger Jeanie Johnston in the background. Peggy Bawn will be one of the stars of the Classics & Traditional section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017, celebrating the Bicentenary of the harbour | Photo: W M Nixon

Dun Laoghaire Regatta Casts Net To Celebrate Kingstown Bicentenary

There could well be as many opinions as to what constitutes a true classic or traditional boat as there are owners of these often highly individual craft. As part of the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour – where the first stone was officially laid by the Viceroy on 31st May 1817 – the organisers of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 (it’s from July 6th to 9th) will be including a Classics, Traditional and Old Gaffer section.




by Saturday 21st January 2017 Kingstown 200
Something to celebrate. Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s glory days and the Bicentenary of the harbour will be honoured with a large Classics Section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from July 6th-9th. This photo is believed to be from 1900, and it shows the Viceroy Lord Dudley crossing the in-harbour finish line in his new Dublin Bay 25 Fodhla close ahead of other DBSC 25s, and in company with the first of the new-style Water Wags | Photo: courtesy Stephen Harris

Dun Laoghaire’s Classic Harbour Ideal for Bicencentenary’s Historic Boat Regatta

The notion that the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 from July 6th to 9th should include a significant Classics and Old Gaffers element to mark the Bicentenary of this great harbour surfaced only relatively recently. Yet this week a high-powered sub-committee was bursting with ideas when it held its first meeting and firmed the concept in place.




by Friday 25th November 2016 Kingstown 200
Enter the Regatta TODAY

Enter the Regatta TODAY

Entries are now open for the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017




by Friday 18th November 2016 box 2, News
Notice of Race for VDLR 2017

Notice of Race for VDLR 2017

The notice of race is now available for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017




by Thursday 17th November 2016 News, Race Committee Notices