Keep up to date on all the news about Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta – Ireland’s biggest and most popular sailing event!

Thursday 20th June 2019
Below is the ‘Provisional Schedule of Races’ and daily starting times.

Thursday 13th June 2019
We are running a full programme of racing again this year for Classic Keelboats and the Old Gaffers, and we are delighted to welcome a number of visiting classic classes to Dún Laoghaire for the Regatta!

Wednesday 12th June 2019
A festival of fun, sun and sailing awaits those in attendance at the waterfront and Dún Laoghaire town, as the four local waterfront yacht clubs will come together for this sailing extravaganza.

Saturday 8th June 2019
Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta and our four hosting Yacht Clubs are delighted to announce the four important steps we're taking towards sustainability at this year's event.

Friday 7th June 2019
Our Regatta programme goes to the printers TODAY (Friday 7th June), so get your entry in NOW if you want to be listed alongside over 440 other competitors who are already in!

Thursday 16th May 2019
Viking Marine are now taking pre-orders for the Official Helly Hansen Regatta Clothing. ALL ITEMS ORDERED BY FRIDAY 14TH JUNE CAN HAVE THEIR BOAT NAME AND SAIL NO PRINTED ON THE GEAR FOR FREE!

Friday 5th April 2019
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
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!

Thursday 4th April 2019
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.

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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.

Friday 8th March 2019
Follow for all the latest news stories in the build up to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. If you have news in regards to your class we would love to hear from you. Please email

Friday 11th January 2019
The Super Early Bird draw took place on Thursday 10th January in the presence of an independent observer and below are the lucky winners who will now receive a refund of their entry fee….a great start to 2019! Winners were drawn from a pool of 224 entries who had fully paid up by the 31st December 2018. Early Bird Discount[Read More...]

Tuesday 1st January 2019
The Super Early Bird entry closed last night with 228 entries having being received. 127 of these entries will be visitors to Dun Laoghaire next July from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland nationally and local. Racing is open to 38 classes and entries have been received in 35 classes – in Cruisers, One[Read More...]

Friday 28th December 2018
All entries received and paid for in full by midnight tonight, Monday 31st December 2018 will automatically be entered into a Super Early Bird Prize Draw and 5% of these lucky people will have their entry fee refunded! The Entry draw will take place w/c 7th January. Don’t miss out. Enter Online today.

Tuesday 13th November 2018
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 – 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 6th November 2018
The Regatta will incorporate the following Class Championships: – Royal Dee Yacht Club Irish Sea Offshore Championship RS Elite UK National Championship  RC35 Class Celtic Cup Sigma 33 Irish National Championship Beneteau 211 National Championship GP14 Leinster Championship  SB20 Western Championship Mermaid Leinster Championship 420 National Championship

Tuesday 6th November 2018
Notice of Race is now available Here and Online Entry is Open for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019 (11-14 July).  All fully paid entries received by 31 December 2018 will be in with a chance to have their full entry fee refunded!  Enter Here Online Racing will be provided on Thursday 11 July, Friday 12 July, Saturday 13 July and[Read More...]

Tuesday 6th November 2018
We are now accepting entries for the event you won't want to miss in July 2019

Thursday 27th September 2018
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...]

Wednesday 11th July 2018
Don't forget to add Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019​ to your diary - it's exactly one year away 😮