Other News

Some of the crews from 'Percy' and 'Kon Tiki' out of Whitehaven, along with cockatiel 'Percy' (the official mascott for their crews), attending the official civic reception to mark Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 in the assembley room of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Town Hall on Wednesday 10th July. 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.

VDLR Civic Reception 2019

Competitors, visitors, and volunteers were warmly welcomed to Dún Laoghaire Town last night by An Cathaoirleach Cllr Shay Brennan at the official Civic Reception in Dún Laoghaire Town Hall.

Thursday 11th July 2019 Gallery, Social News

Dermot Bannon Gets the Lowdown on VDLR2019

Volvo XC90 brand ambassador Dermot Bannon dropped out to Dún Laoghaire recently to find out more about the upcoming regatta, and get a peek around the four host Yacht Clubs. He was suitably impressed by the plans afoot and the big crowds expected, and we can’t wait to welcome him back at the weekend to get out on the water.[Read More…]

Wednesday 10th July 2019 Social News
Helly Hansen and RNLI Lifejacket Checks

Helly Hansen and RNLI Lifejacket Checks

To ensure that Dún Laoghaire Regatta competitors are race-ready and prepared with the right kit, RNLI experts are offering free safety checks and advice.

Tuesday 9th July 2019 Racing, Social News
Information From The Protest Committee To Competitors

Information From The Protest Committee To Competitors

1) On the Water Sailing is essentially a self-policing sport. The protest committee (PC) expects that boats will take a penalty promptly when appropriate. The primary responsibility for protesting breaches of the rules is with the competitors, not the PC. 2) Hearings The Jury Rooms are located downstairs from the race office, below the purple ocean restaurant in the old[Read More…]

Tuesday 9th July 2019 Documents, Racing, Racing Notices

Amendments to SI 1-7

Tuesday 9th July 2019 Racing Notices, SI Amendments
Sunday 9th July 2017, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin:  
Sigma 33 footers under spinnaker on Dublin Bay 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

Cruiser Class Splits for VDLR 2019

NB – there was an error in these divisions when first posted at lunchtime on Monday 8th July 2019, which was updated at approx 17:00 (further file update @ 22:00 was simply to improve the clarity of the formatting).

Monday 8th July 2019 Documents, Racing, Racing Notices
Tune in to Don O’Dowd on Seascapes

Tune in to Don O’Dowd on Seascapes

Tune in to Seascapes on RTÉ Player to hear VDLR Chairman Don O’Dowd chat to Fergal Keane about the upcoming Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019

Saturday 6th July 2019 News, Press Coverage
Competitor Registration and Briefing Times

Competitor Registration and Briefing Times

Registration will be open for three days from 3pm on Tuesday 9th July, and all boats must register with the race office before the start of racing in their class. As there will be almost 500 boats registering during this period the race office may become congested at times – please be patient. If possible register as early as you[Read More…]

Friday 5th July 2019 Racing Notices
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Notices to Mariners

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Notices to Mariners

All competitors should please take note of the Notices to Mariners currently in force which have been issued by the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Master: http://dlharbour.ie/harbour-information/notice-to-mariners/

Friday 5th July 2019 Racing Notices
Our Sailor Packs Are In!

Our Sailor Packs Are In!

We just got a special delivery from #ukSailmakers – Barry dropped off all our beautiful Regatta pack for skippers and race officials. Made from recycled sails and reclaimed manufacturing offcuts these are works of art as well as being environmentally friendly! And our sailing instructions are stacking up too, ready to go into the packs when our first shift of[Read More…]

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Sponsors