Sailing Events Dun Laoghaire Schedule 2016/2017
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017
The biennial regatta in 2015 was hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 415 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 250 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to very heavy conditions since racing began.
George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was named top boat after winning three of four challenging IRC coastal races in a 25–boat offshore fleet.
Find out more about the 2017 event here
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017
The starting line is traditionally laid in Scotsman’s Bay, East of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The course of the race is defined as: “leaving to starboard Ireland and all its islands and rocks showing permanently
above high water and situated on the landward side of the line joining the seaward extremities of:
(ii) Wicklow Head
(iii) Tuskar Rock
(iv) Barrels Light Buoy
(v) Bore Rocks Buoy
(vi) Coningbeg Lanby
(vii) Red Bank Buoy
(viii) Old Head of Kinsale
(ix) Fastnet Rock
(x) Mizen Head
(xi) Gull Rock (off Bull Rock) and (xii) Washerwoman Rock (off Great Skellig)
and thence to the finishing line at the entrance to Dingle Harbour
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2016 KBC Mens & Youth Laser Radial Championships
The 2016 ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ were held in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 23rd to 30th July 2016. Up to 400 competitors from more than 35 nations competed in the World Championship series supported by over 1,000 supporters and volunteers from the local area. The event generated approximately €2.5m for the local economy.
Find out more about all the action and the event winners here