Over a third of entries for this July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 are coming from outside Dublin Bay. The buoyant statistic for Dun Laoghaire’s combined clubs regatta was revealed yesterday as a current entry tot of 310 boats received to date was announced.
Ireland’s biggest sailing event look set to top 400 boats with three months to close of entry and the first gun on Dublin Bay.
Earlier this month Afloat.ie reported eight of nine of the IRC zero entries for July’s competition are overseas entries. The exception is the defending IRC champion, the Howth based Mills 36, Crazy Horse skippered by Norbert Reilly. IRC zero class entry is now at twelve boats.
Entries received to date are spread across a good mix of visiting clubs from Ireland and overseas with all of the visiting clubs represented bringing additional boats who have yet to enter so the estimation would be that VDLR numbers of visiting big boats will be up from 2011.
A breakdown of entries can be seen from the Home Page.