As Chairman of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta I have worked with Ciara in 2011 and 2013. This is now the largest sailing regatta in Ireland and on the Irish Sea and has evolved over 5 separate events all involving Ciara. I am also proud to say that I think that this is now the best run regatta in Ireland and sets the standard for others.

The professional approach, event organizational experience and dedication of Ciara has been instrumental in getting this event to where it is today. At the same time it has always been enjoyable and a pleasure to work with Ciara and I have learned much from the experience. I would personally have no hesitation in contracting her services again to organize the regatta or other events in the future.

Adam Winkelmann, Chairman Volvo Regatta 2011 and 2013

I have worked with Ciara Dowling on the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta since it’s inception in 2004.

She is a special person who get’s on with everybody and has the ability to keep calm when the going get’s rough.

Ciara is a first class event manager who brings creative and organizational skills to whatever task she undertakes. Her organisational skills are top class and her knowledge of sailing and regattas, impressive

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is now firmly established on the European Sailing Calendar. It is acknowledged that Ciara played a pivotal role in establishing this international event

Philip Smith, Event Chairman 2009

Ciara Dowling has from the start in 2005, been a major driving force behind the development of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

As Event co-ordinator she has maintained excellent working relationships with all the committee, volunteers, members, sponsors and clubs. Her dedication, vision, good communication with the sailors and exceptional administration skills have been critical to the success of the Event.

Brian Craig, Event Chairman 2005 & 2007