Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009


Going for three in a row the organising committee for Dun Laoghaire's Volvo Regatta listened to sailors from previous events and all around the Irish Sea to redesign the programme on the water and attract record numbers yet again. Over 450 boats and something like 3500 sailors make this event the biggest participatory sporting fixture in the country, outside of the city marathons, and with entries travelling from Scotland, Wales and even the Mediteranean it has proved to be a massive tourism boost for the town too. The event was officially launched by Minister Martin O'Cuiv at the IMF Dublin Boatshow in the RDS in February, and officially opened by An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Marie Baker at a reception in the Royal Irish Yacht Club, but there was plenty more happenning along the waterfront and out on the bay where no suit or tie was required! Racing was spread over seven courses over four days to make the most of the wonderful natural resource of the bay, and the craic was mighty on shore with plenty of live music, street theatre, a carnival and even the Heineken European Rugby Cup in town touring the yacht clubs and local pubs.

 Day by Day
 IRC classes
 Cruiser 0Cruiser 1
 Cruiser 2Cruiser 3
 Whitesail 1Whitesail 2
 Large Keelboats
 Beneteau 31.7J109J80
 RuffianShipmanSigma 33
 Small Keelboats
 Flying 15GlenHowth 17
 Laser SB3Squib
 FireballIDRA 14Mermaid
 Along the Waterfront
 Dun Laoghaire Town Hall
 Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club
 National Yacht Club
 Royal Irish Yacht Club
 Royal St George Yacht Club
 Harbour Bar & Grill
 Official Events
 Civic ReceptionOfficial OpeningInterReg Launch
 Ladies DayGreen DragonPrizegiving

More details about the event can be found at the official website.


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