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Biggest racing trimaran ever built on its way to Round Ireland Record Attempt!

LATEST NEWS: SPINDRIFT 2 ABANDONS ROUND IRELAND RECORD ATTEMPT DUE TO BAD WEATHER

 The legendary maxi trimaran Spindrift 2, the largest racing trimaran ever built (ex Banque Populaire V; LOA: 131ft, Beam: 75 ft, Mast: 137ft, Disp: 20.5T) is on its way from its Brittany base ‘La Trinite sur Mer’ to attempt to break the Round Ireland Speed Record currently held by MOD70 ‘Phaedo 3’ in  36 hours and 52 minutes, approximately 1h 45mns faster than the previous record.

The weather conditions are lining up nicely in the next 24h to 72h with a low pressure system centered on Ireland generating a perfect anti-clockwise system to beat the record.

You can track Sprindrift 2’s progress here

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

43 boats took the start on Wednesday evening but unfortunately encountered adverse wind (F6-7 on the noise) and sea conditions taking a heavy toll on the fleet. 20 Boats are expected to finish in Dingle this week-end and ALL deserve a prize for this achievement!

Follow the action here (live trackers / afloat articles / official D2D Tweets)

Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Talk – Wednesday 19th April

Thinking of taking part in the Volvo D2D Race 2017 (www.d2drace.ie) ?

ISORA (the Irish Sea Offshore Association) is organising a talk on the D2D Race preparation and Navigation on Wednesday 19th April from 19:30 in the JB Room.

Maurice O’Connell of North Sails is the main guest speaker.

Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017 Announced!

The National Yacht Club is delighted to announce the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017, which will start on Wednesday 14th June!

This year, we are particularly delighted to welcome Volvo Cars on-board as the race Title Sponsor for the next two editions.

Volvo has a great brand affiliation with yacht racing and together we hope to grow the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race into a truly premium international event while keeping its Corinthian spirit.

For the official NOR, online entry form and much more, please click here

ISORA Celebrates 2015 Offshore Season at National Yacht Club

174 ISORA members and guests were treated to a very special evening to celebrate the 2015 season at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire in the annual ISORA Avery Crest Prize giving and Dinner dance on Saturday evening 14th November. Read the full post for the full report and a gallery of pictures