Dun Laoghaire Lines up IRC Zero Class...
Eight of nine of the IRC zero entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta on Dublin Bay are overseas entries. The exception is the sole Howth based Mills 36 Crazy Horse skippered by Norbert Reilly, who is returning to defend his title of Best IRC Boat.
In IRC 1 fity percent of entries received are visitors to Dublin Bay and in another boost for bay racing, 25 boats in the overall fleet are overseas entries with a good number still to enter, it is estimated.
29 clubs are currently represented with boats coming from Scotland, Wales, UK, Ireland and the North of Ireland.
The VDLR organisers have extended the early bird discount to the biennial regatta until the 22 April but already 250 entries have been received for an event still three months away.
The country's biggest club is leading the local waterfront club entries. The RStGYC has 53 entries, the Royal Irish YC has 42, the National YC has 26 and the DMYC 4 entries to date.
There is also steady growth in participation from across Dublin Bay with Howth YC sending 24 entries.
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