At the start of Covid 19 pandemic, the sailing community in Dun Laoghaire began planning for one event to replace the four individual Yacht Club regattas.
The Regatta had two potential dates July 31st/ August 1st – or Sept. 5/6th.
In the light of recent delay to Phase 4 of reopening, the later date is being chosen and an event is being designed to meet the Covid-19 protocols.
It will be run and hosted by National Yacht Club who are celebrating their 150th year. It is being supported by the other Clubs – RIYC, RStGYC and DMYC, whose members will take part.
The event will also have a trophy to mark 100 years since the renaming of the town to Dun Laoghaire and will be supported by Davy Group who will provide prizes and support.
National YC Commodore, Martin McCarthy commented:
“We are thrilled that the other clubs have so generously given us the opportunity to celebrate our 150th with a Regatta, in a year where sailing time has been very condensed. The event is being designed to meet the requirements of the battle against Covid 19, so Apres Sail will be restricted.
We will have 10 Commemorative medals struck for race winners across the waterfront and a singular trophy to mark 100 years of Dun Laoghaire for the finest Classic boat taking part.
We especially thank Davy Group whose loyalty and ongoing sponsorship during this pandemic has contributed greatly to running this event.
It will be an important step on the road to “new normal” and which we hope will finish with a rowing race in Dublin Bay.”