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Early Bird Entry Discount Extended to 13th April

Early Bird Entry Discount Extended to 13th April

Due to server errors we have extended the Early Bird Entry until Thursday 13th April, 2017 at 8pm in order to accommodate any of those who have suffered difficulty in entering over the past few days.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Did you know you can save approx 30% by entering in the Early Bird. VDLR 2017 is shaping[Read More…]




by Thursday 16th February 2017 News
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

Super Early Bird Draw a great success with 178 Entries received at 31st December 2016

We are delighted with the success of the newly introduced ‘Super Early Bird Entry’ having received 178 fully paid entries at 31st December, 2016.  This superb number of entries received with still some 6 months to the first gun of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regattta 2017 reflects the enthusiasm and support for this great Regatta. An independently & professionally audited draw[Read More…]




by Tuesday 10th January 2017 News
Over 111 Entries received at December 2017

Over 111 Entries received at December 2017

In a pre-Christmas boost to next year’s regatta season, over a quarter of the expected 400–boat entry have already entered next July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay. The biennial event is staged by all four Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs and has been growing ever since it was first staged on the bay in 2005. Among the 111 boats already[Read More…]




by Thursday 22nd December 2016 News
Mixed Sportsboats to participate in 2017

Mixed Sportsboats to participate in 2017

Organisers are delighted to announce that the Mixed Sportsboat class will participate for the first time at the 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, bringing the total number of classes participating to 31. The class expect a go0od number of overseas to participate and will encourage all the existing local sportsboats to enter. MIXED SPORTSBOATS shall be provided with handicaps as[Read More…]




by Thursday 8th December 2016 News
30 Entries Received in 1st Week of Online Entry Opening

30 Entries Received in 1st Week of Online Entry Opening

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…]




by Friday 25th November 2016 News
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
Championships within VDLR 2017

Championships within VDLR 2017

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!




by Friday 18th November 2016 News
Online Entry Open for VDLR 2017

Online Entry Open for VDLR 2017

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




by Friday 18th November 2016 News