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Round Ireland Book Goes on Sale

13th May 2010
Round Ireland Book Goes on Sale

Fred Drew, president and a former commodore of Wicklow SC, has launched a compilation of stories about the Round Ireland Yacht Race. The book goes on Sale next week from the publishers at or directly from WSC in June. Apart from two bookshops in town the book will not be available in main street bookshops

Racing Round Ireland is a collection of articles and stories about the Round Ireland Yacht Race which is held every two years and begins and ends in Wicklow.The race is organised and run by the Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the governing body for offshore racing.
Recognised as one of the most challenging events in the international offshore sailing world it has attracted some of the world’s greatest sailors and some of the most beautiful and iconic yachts.
But the backbone of the race is provided by the ‘ordinary’ Club sailor, some of whom have competed in the race ten or more times and the experiences of some of these in the 1994 race form the heart of this book.

Although Fred admits to never having sailed in the race himself (Although he knows someone who has) he has been associated with the race in one form or another since its inception.
In recent years he has been responsible for the race results programme and maintaining the race archive.

More on the Round Ireland Yacht Race:

Round Ireland Yacht Race 2010 Review

Round Ireland Yacht Race, Ireland's top offshore fixture

A Round up of 80 stories on the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race
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The Round Ireland Yacht Race is Ireland's classic offshore yacht race that starts from Wicklow Sailing Club (WSC) and is organised jointly with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC). This page details the very latest updates from the 2008 race onwards including the race schedule, yacht entries and the all-important race updates from around the 704-mile course. Keep up to date with the Round Ireland Yacht Race here on this one handy page.

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