2017 Volvo Regatta 2

2017 is also the bicentenary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour and was marked by a race for coastal classes that finished into the harbour.

The four Dún Laoghaire Yacht Clubs shared the bulk of the overall prizes (23 of 35 classes), including ‘Boat of the Week’ trophy.

The biennial event –ranked third largest in Europe – has been hailed a major success both afloat and ashore and returns in 2019, July 11-14.

Following the 2009 regatta, the economic benefit to the region was €2.4m, according to the Irish Marine Federation. Entries for 2017 were up 7.5%.