Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta – The Countdown

Volvo Regatta

The countdown to the fifth edition of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the biggest event on the Irish Cruiser Racing calendar this year, has now begun!

Entries are now over 350 with less than a week to go till entry closes and we look forward to welcoming you and your crew in addition to the 120 visiting cruisers and one design boats, joining us for the Regatta from our other clubs in Dublin, Ireland countrywide and overseas.

Sailing Instructions
SIs are now available on the Event Website. These are low resolution and not suitable for printing – hard copies will be issued to you in your skippers pack at Registration.

Race Office
The Regatta Race Office, Results & Jury will be situated in portacabins adjacent to the Harbour Plaza beside the Royal St George YC.  The Race Office will be clearly identified.

Registration Hours at Race Office (All boats must register prior to 1300 on Thursday 11 July)
Tuesday 9 July                                   1500 – 2100
Wednesday 10 July                         1100 – 1900
Thursday 11 July                               0900 – 1300

Official Regatta HH Clothing
Helly Hansen, our clothing partner have an exciting range of regatta clothing for both men and women which may be purchased online from the Online Regatta Shop , at the Official Stockists, Viking Marine Chandlery and  the Royal Irish YC & the Royal St George YC during the event.

Itsa – Food on Board
Many of you will be familiar with our new Food Partner we are welcoming to the Event this year ‘Itsa’  – The ‘Itsa’ Team will be situated on the Marina and in the National YC for the Regatta – they will have a mouthwatering selection of lunches and snacks, coffee and soft drinks available during the event from both locations and also available to pre-order. Order forms will be in your skippers pack, or if you would like to arrange your lunches now please see the Itsa Menu & Order Form.

Event Social Programme
The Regatta Social Programme is now published on the event website and copies are also available in all waterfront yacht clubs. The 4 Waterfront Yacht clubs are putting on a magnificent entertainment programme over the 4 days with a great variety of music, trad sessions, rock bands and jazz–something for everyone, whether sailing or preferring to stay ashore.  Pigs on Spits, Thai Food, Seafood bars are but some of the food options along with Drinks Promotions and Class Receptions. HH Games are back with ‘Get your Kit on’ so watch out for them after racing, along with United Airlines who are giving away 2 economy tickets from Dublin to the USA. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.

Event Photography
In addition to our PR team; Gareth Craig, Fotosail and Aidan Tarbett, Aidan Tarbett Photography will be setting up photo displays of racing each day in the Royal St George YC and Royal Irish YC and you will be able to purchase photos at the Regatta if you wish.

Keep in Touch
We have a dedicated Facebook page and also Twitter page, so do please do like and follow. All results, photos etc will be posted on Facebook and the event website during the Event.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me – in the meantime, please keep an eye on the website for latest news and updates.
Ciara Dowling, Event Secretary

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta


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