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Countdown to the Start!

The Volvo
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Will Start On
Wednesday 7th June 2023 @ 14:00
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Hello and Welcome to the Volvo D2D Race 2023,

The 2023 Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle “D2D” Race will start from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on the afternoon of Wednesday June 7th, 2023 at 14.00hrs. This is the 30th anniversary of the year of the first D2D race!! We are expecting 40+ entries for this popular race so please enter early to save you money and to enable us to plan all berthing arrangements in DL prior to the race and in Dingle after finishing.


Please also note the eligibility requirements as per the Notice of Race which is now published and available here. The race is ORC Category 3 with Liferaft and AIS transponder. The race counts as a qualifier for the RORC Fastnet Race and is timed to allow yachts to travel to Kinsale to participate in Sovereigns Week (21 – 24 June) and the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (6 - 9 July). The race also forms part of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing (ISORA) series and we greatly look forward to welcoming our ISORA fleet competitors again.

We have as always a great welcome planned for all in Dingle. There will be limited accommodation given the time of year and other pressures on hotels and B&B so please book early. We do have discounted rates available through the Dingle Skellig Hotel and there is information available on how to get those rates when booking a room or rooms.

I want to thank our wonderful main sponsors Volvo Car Ireland (represented in Kerry by Billy Naughton Motors) and the Dingle Skellig Hotel where we will hold the prizegiving party on Saturday June 10th. Thanks also to the National Yacht Club members, flag officers and staff for their efforts in supporting the race. Also, special thanks to my team of volunteers on the race management side. Thanks also to ISORA competitors and committee for their partnership and to DBSC for lending us equipment and volunteers for the on water support.

But mainly thanks to you for supporting the race and hopefully taking part. May the weather gods shine on us in 2023 and hopefully we get fair winds for the race.

The current race record of just over 24 hours (24 hours 48 minutes) currently held by the 94ft Southern Wind – Windfall.

Please contact if you have any questions or requests.

Adam Winkelmann

Race Chairman

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