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A Very Different Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 2021

A Very Different Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 2021


Meeting the COVID 19 Challenges to Provide Competition and Entertainment in 2021

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Organising Committee are currently working on a new format for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, in preparation for possible constraints due to COVID 19.

Dun Laoghaire and its unique four waterfront clubs and extensive shoreside facilities, lends itself to facilitating social distancing  and being Covid-19 compliant.  It is this uniqueness that allows the organising committee to plan for, what hopefully will be, another very successful Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

The new format Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will comprise of ...

  • A One Design Championship (2nd – 4th July 2021) specifically tailored for sailors in the one design keelboat and dinghy classes.
  • Followed by an Open Cruiser Championship (8th – 11th July 2021) catering for the full range of Cruiser Handicap classes.

The Regatta will provide competitive sailing, fun ashore and offer classes an exciting opportunity around which to plan their championships for 2021.

The combined waterfront clubs are delighted to confirm the continued Title sponsorship by Volvo Car Ireland of the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. This sponsorship coupled with significant format changes to VDLR 2021, will give sailors, sponsors, classes and the four waterfront clubs certainty in planning ahead for the 2021 season.

“Volvo Car Ireland, together with our retail partner, Spirit Motor Group are very proud to continue our relationship with the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 2021. Together with Spirit Motor Group we work to support what we see as important events in the community where our customers live, work and engage in sporting activities as an important part of life. Sailing is a sport Volvo support at a community and international level.
The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has grown to become the largest sailing regatta in Ireland and we are proud to be part of that team and to continue to be associated with the event”. 
David Thomas, Managing Director, Volvo Car Ireland Ltd

Classes who are interested in hosting a Championship at VDLR 2021 should contact Ciara directly at sec@dlregatta.org.

Photography: OceanSport

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