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20th June 2008 spoke to John Chambers, co-skipper of J35 about their prospects for the Round Ireland, on the eve of the race.

Chambers and his co-skipper, Paddy Cronin, will be well known to most team racers for their lively presence on the Irish collegiate and dinghy racing circuit.

But for both, this is the first time they've joined forces offshore.

Their weapon of choice is a J35, a boat which has won the race in the past.


Facebook users can chart their progress online by using this link. We'll be following their progress with further podcasts as the race progresses.

The pair are hoping to raise money and awareness for their charity of choice,

Afloat has all you need to track the BMW Round Ireland Yacht race

Check back for our live updates, posted several times a day, with podcasts straight from the boats while they're out on the racecourse.

Get the official news from the race committee on the official race website -

Get real-time live information on boats' race position with Wicklow SC's official race tracker - Link here

Check what the weather's doing hour-by-hour with - Windguru

Vote for your favourite in our online poll - we've got the Round Ireland all rounded up. Team

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