Thank you for entering the D2D Race. We are delighted to be able to run the race after all the uncertainty around Covid-19. We had many late changes in sponsorship, regulations and logistics to contend with in getting organised to run the race safely and within the constraints of Covid. Firstly I must apologize that we are a little late in getting all comms going but I am sure you understand the situation and challenges we have faced. We still have more than 40 entries and a very competitive race to offer. A particular thanks to NYC Sailing Manager, Olivier Prouveur for his efforts in this regard.
We are very lucky as organisers to be able to run the race and it will probably be the first proper race of any description in the ROI after racing commences on June 7th. We are also very lucky to have accommodation and outdoor seated hospitality. I ask all skippers and competitors to bear in mind the reputation of sailing in making behaviour decisions both in Dun Laoghaire and Dingle. Let’s have fun but try to keep it safe, and within government and Irish Sailing guidelines at all times.
Thanks to our long term partner the Dingle Skellig Hotel and the Officers and Members of the National Yacht Club for stepping up and supporting the race. Also to our other partners, DBSC, ISORA, Bretzel Bakery, A Stitch in Time, Drumshanbo Irish Gunpowder Gin and The Cribs.ie for supporting the race. A new partner this time around is Sullivans Brewery based in Kilkenny who will be our beer partner for 2021.
We are now in a position to confirm all arrangements and to publish SIs. There is comprehensive information available now in documents we are sharing and on www.d2drace.ie We look forward to seeing all of you at the starting area and in DIngle.
Please note the information on the communications options including the new private Whatsapp “D2D Skipper Comms” and email address firstname.lastname@example.org for race related emails. The fact that all documentation and declarations are now online and the prizegiving arrangements we are having to put in place to meet Covid regulations safely.
Please note that we are offering outdoor dining for dinner on June 8th and breakfast on June 9th at the NYC subject to advance bookings.
Thanks for your interest and support of the race. We hope all competitors have a fantastic and fair race with fair winds.
Chairman, D2D organising Committee
March 1st 2021