VOLVO DUN LAOGHAIRE REGATTA - PRIZEGIVING

14/07/2019

Photo courtesy of Gareth Craig (fotosail)

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is Ireland’s biggest sailing event and a great festival of sailing across the waterfront and Dun Laoghaire town as four sailing clubs come together for the biennial event; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club and National Yacht Club.

Trophies were awarded in each of the 34 competing classes on Sunday 14 July, bringing the curtain down on one of the most successful stagings of Ireland's biggest sailing event that eclipsed 2017's 470-boat fleet.

The Royal Irish Yacht Club topped the leaderboard winning eight classes from IRC keelboats to Water Wag dinghies.

A challenge by John Maybury on the Centre Course on Sunday in the single race sailed enabled the Royal Irish J109 Sailor to successfully retain his IRC One crown in a highly competitive 26-boat fleet. In a summer of achievements for Maybury, his Class One defence follows four consecutive class wins of IRC National Championship victories, the 2019 win coming on Dublin Bay last month. Today's victory was Maybury's fifth VDLR class win in a row winning first in 2011.

The 28-boat IRC offshore prize was won by Seamus Fitzpatrick's First 50, Mermaid also of the Royal Irish.

FULL RESULTS HERE       2019 PRIZEWINNERS PHOTO GALLERY ON FACEBOOK

Well done to all the competitors and organisers, who created such a great event! The date for the 2021 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will be 8 - 11 July, put it in your diary today!