Articles by: Gareth Craig

Irish Times : Record fleet of 500 boats expected for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in July

Irish Times : Record fleet of 500 boats expected for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in July

Record fleet of 500 boats expected for Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in July, and more than half the entries for Ireland’s biggest sailing event are visiting craft

Friday 5th April 2019 Press Coverage
The assembled crowd of sailors, sponsors and volunteers attending the official launch of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland on Thursday 4th April. This eigth itteration of the event promises to be the second biggest sailing event in Northern Europe this year, and is attracting a large visiting entry from around the Irish Sea and further afield.

Official VDLR 2019 Launch Night

With at least 500 entries a realistic expectation for the event this July the mood at our official launch in the National Maritime Museum was buzzing!

Friday 5th April 2019 Gallery, Social News
Bumper Fleet of Visiting Boats will add Extra Spice

Bumper Fleet of Visiting Boats will add Extra Spice

With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft.

Thursday 4th April 2019 News, Racing
Bumper #EarlyBird Attracts Over 400 Entries!

Bumper #EarlyBird Attracts Over 400 Entries!

With more than three months until the first race, we have already received an amazing 403 Entries to Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019, significantly ahead of the same point in 2017.

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 News
This Will Be UNMISSABLE!

This Will Be UNMISSABLE!

Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta prides itself in delivering quality racing along with a wonderful festive atmosphere across the Dún Laoghaire Waterfront. SUPER EARLY BIRD ENTRY NOW OPEN – http://bit.ly/enterVDLR2019 Running from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 July 2019, with 480 Boats from 39 Classes, representing 75 different Clubs from 7 Nations, racing 290 Races….. THIS IS GOING TO BE UNMISSABLE!

Tuesday 13th November 2018 News
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta day 2 © David Branigan / Oceansport

ENTER VDLR 2019

We are now accepting entries for the event you won’t want to miss in July 2019

Tuesday 6th November 2018 box 1
Sunday 9th July 2017, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin:  
Shoreside scenes at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 where a fleet of 475 boats have gathered for the biennial four day series.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Some Stats from 2017

The Regatta that prides itself in delivering quality racing along with a wonderful festive atmosphere across the Dún Laoghaire Waterfront. With it’s focus on quality over quantity, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has grown into one of Ireland’s premier sporting events, let alone sailing – and is now competing with the best in Europe. Below are some of the stats[Read More…]

Thursday 27th September 2018 box 4, News
It’s One Year Until VDLR 2019!

It’s One Year Until VDLR 2019!

Don’t forget to add Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019​ to your diary – it’s exactly one year away 😮

Wednesday 11th July 2018 News
Irish Times :: Maybury’s Joker top of the pack in Dún Laoghaire Regatta

Irish Times :: Maybury’s Joker top of the pack in Dún Laoghaire Regatta

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

Friday 14th July 2017 Press Coverage
The visiting 1897-built Gaff Cutter Myfanwy (Rob Mason) from Neyland Yacht Club in Wales was the winner of the Kingstown 200 Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Regatta last weekend. Photo: David O’Brien

Joker top of the pack in Dún Laoghaire Regatta

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 Press Coverage