Every year the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta generates great interest in both the traditional broadcast and print media as well as the newer online publications and on social media.


Friday 14th July 2017
In the wake of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland's biggest sailing event, the four waterfront clubs are already planning to build on the success of the 475-boat seventh edition that closed last Sunday


Thursday 13th July 2017
In the wake of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the four waterfront clubs are already planning to build on the success of the 475-boat seventh edition that closed last Sunday and featured a classic boat festival as a special ingredient to mark the harbour’s bicentenary.


Thursday 13th July 2017
On the east coast, at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, four Sligo boats took part in the regatta's J24 section. Martin Reilly's Crazy Horse was the top-placed Sligo boat finishing second in the class behind Hard


Thursday 13th July 2017
RIYC sailor wins Boat of the Week as close to 2,500 sailors from around the world take in the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta extravaganza


Wednesday 12th July 2017
Peter Dunlop's Mojito from Pwllheli Sailing Club in Wales is pictured competing off Dalkey at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 last week. A fleet of 475 boats gathered for the biennial four-day series on Friday. PHOTO: DAVID BRANIGAN/OCEANSPORT


Wednesday 12th July 2017
Congratulations to Darragh, Mark, and Johnny on 'Innocence' finishing 3rd in the Leinster Mermaid Championships and Dylan finishing 2nd in the Laser Radial fleet with light winds and lumpy seas!



Monday 10th July 2017
Sigma 33 footers under Spinnaker at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta yesterday, where a fleet of 475 boats have gathered for the biennial four day series | Picture: David Branigan / OceanSport


Monday 10th July 2017
In a comprehensive series that marked his fourth successive victory in his J109, John Maybury on Joker 2 was awarded the overall Boat of the Week trophy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta yesterday. As the top entry under IRC handicap as well, Maybury sailed in the 28-strong Division 1 class and had one of the biggest turnouts of the event.


Monday 10th July 2017
John Maybury's Joker 2 emerged overall winner of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta yesterday. The Dun Laoghaire J109 skipper is in his third season of winning form, adding this event to his third Division 2 national title.


Sunday 9th July 2017
Hitting the Sails: Jean Crawford, Roisin Kenny, and Linda Gibbons at Dún Laoghaire Regatta | Photo Fergal Phillips


Sunday 9th July 2017
Huge crowds are expected at the Dún Laoghaire Regatta later today and music fans are soaking up the sun at the Longitude Festival in Dublin.


Saturday 8th July 2017
A sea breeze brought changes to the leader board in several classes in the penultimate day of Ireland's biggest sailing regatta, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay today.


Saturday 8th July 2017
The Dún Laoghaire Regatta in Dublin Bay as four sailing clubs, 450 boats, and 2500 competitors came together for the event, which continues over the weekend | Photography: Nick Bradshaw


Saturday 8th July 2017
Despite good racing conditions inside Dublin Bay yesterday, light winds frustrated many of the classes competing in the long coastal course of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, which was shortened by late afternoon off Bray.


Saturday 8th July 2017
Glass-like conditions outside Dublin Bay made for a testing coastal course on the second day of racing for the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta.


Saturday 8th July 2017
As the second half of the Volvo Dún LAoghaire Regatta awaits its start later this morning, organisers opted to postpone the start of racing by one hour, apparently due to the calm wind forecast.


Saturday 8th July 2017
Peter Nash's Kamikaze and Paddy Kyne's Maximus under spinnaker | Picture: David Branigan / Oceansport


Friday 7th July 2017
As Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 reaches its halfway stage, overall leaderboards are shaping up across 35 racing classes. The so far light wind seventh edition of Ireland's biggest sailing event has produced some impressive performances on the water where in some classes leaders are counting straight wins after two full days of racing.


Friday 7th July 2017
The scene at the port formerly known as Kingstown yesterday afternoon could easily have been an early etching of the first sailing regatta at the 200-year old harbour: traditional classic and modern boats racing side by side with the iconic East Pier lighthouse as the backdrop.


Friday 7th July 2017
Although light airs appeared set to ruin the opening day of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta yesterday, a growing breeze allowed a full racing programme to be sailed with a mixture of sunshine and rain at times.


Friday 7th July 2017
It was business as usual for John Maybury's Jocker II in yesterday's opening races of the 2017 Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta.


Thursday 6th July 2017
THIS is the largest Regatta in Ireland and on the Western sea board of the British Isles," Tim Goodbody, Chairman of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017, tells Gazette- Sport, confirming it is all hands-on deck for this biennial event.


Thursday 6th July 2017
Two sailing regattas this week, on opposite coasts, have succeeded in mustering a large proportion of Ireland’s boating community. And both, in turn have their own spectacles on offer although for different reasons. On Dublin Bay, the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta begins this afternoon with an official turnout of 475 boats although this is widely predicted to top 490 entries when latecomers are facilitated. And at Cill Ronan in the Aran Islands, the annual West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association week got underway yesterday where 45 boats have made the journey to the outskirts of Galway Bay.


Monday 1st May 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.


Friday 24th March 2017
Dublin Bay event set to be one of country’s biggest sporting gatherings of the year, by David O'Brien


Sunday 30th October 2016
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.


Friday 24th July 2015
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...]


Friday 17th July 2015
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...]


Sunday 12th July 2015
Former Ms Ireland Maksuda Akhter Prioty from Malahide at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta Ladies lunch in the Royal St George Yacht Club yesterday


Friday 10th July 2015
The 409·strong fleet in the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta sailed out on Dublin Bay yesterday. but only one boat will eventually as emerge overall winner on Sunday afternoon when the 29 classes are decided.


Friday 10th July 2015
Join the festival atmosphere across the waterfront and in Dún Laoghaire town as four sailing clubs. 400 boats and 2.500 competitors come together for the biennial event


Friday 10th July 2015
Fresh southerly winds gusting to 30 knots at times yesterday marked the opening day of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta where a fleet of Cruisers, One-de­signs and dinghies have turned out.


Wednesday 8th July 2015
Landlubber Andrea Smith always thought sailing was only for people who quaffed Pimm's and wore boaters. A trip around Dublin Bay proved otherwise


Monday 6th July 2015
If you are on the market for a new hobby, or just want to feel like you've made the most of your weekend, why not give sailing a go?

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Saturday 4th July 2015
Read Winkie Nixon’s Regatta Preview on Afloat.ie Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015: 400 Boats & 3,000 Sailors, It’s Dublin Bay Sailfest!


Friday 3rd July 2015
Join the festival atmosphere across the waterfront and In Dún Laoghaire town as four sailing clubs, 400 boats and 2,500 competitors come together for the biennial event


Friday 3rd July 2015
Reigning Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) Champion skipper Nigel Biggs returns to Dublin Bay next week for this season's biggest Regatta in a new boat and under the burgee of a different waterfront yacht club.


Thursday 2nd July 2015
The countdown is on to Ireland's biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, which takes place from Thursday July 9 to 12.


Thursday 2nd July 2015
Looking for something to do next weekend? The seaside town of Dun Laoghaire is gearing up for the sixth annual Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta as four sailing clubs, 400 boats and 2,500 competitors come together for the event


Wednesday 1st July 2015
There will be a fantastic fes­tival atmosphere across the waterfront and Dún Laoghaire as four sailing clubs, 400 boats and 2,500 competitors come together for the biennial event.


Wednesday 1st April 2015
W M Nixon casts an eye over something special.