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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
Final Reminder – Early Bird Entry will Close TONIGHT!

Final Reminder – Early Bird Entry will Close TONIGHT!

Already an outstanding 388 entries have been received into this year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta with still over 2 months to the 1st gun, representing 74 different Yacht and Sailing Clubs in Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man. This is your final reminder to now avail of the Early Bird Entry fee which will close tonight at 8pm[Read More…]




by Friday 28th April 2017 News
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
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
NOR Amendment No.1 & No.2

NOR Amendment No.1 & No.2

The Racing Committee has published 2 amendments to the Notice of Race for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 regarding the J109 Class & the Mixed Sportsboats.




by Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Race Committee Notices, Racing
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