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2014 Round Ireland Yacht Race. The 35–Boat Fleet Is Here!

19th June 2014

#rdirl –To date, 35 yachts from France, England, Wales, the Isle of Man and of course the host country are set to compete in the 18th Round Ireland Yacht Race. Approximately half the boats are from Ireland and the remainder from further afield. This reflects the trend in recent races. The Round Ireland is scheduled to start in just over a week at 2.00 pm on Saturday 28th June. There are 3 class CK yachts and one class Z yacht lined up to keep each other company as they race around Ireland: Monster Project entered by David Ryan, local Wicklow Sailing Club member, Libertaliafrom Team Jolokia in Lorient, Newstalk for Adrenalin from National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and Voodoo Kilcullen, also from Dun Laoghaire, Royal Irish and National YC. In class 1, Laurent Gouy is back once again in Inis Mór a Ker 39, this time to defend his overall win last time out in 2012.

Several other boats are returning for another go at this challenging race, including 2-hander Ocean Tango with another Wicklow club member on board, Christiana Norton.

Long range forecast is for light winds, but let's wait and see. One thing for sure: the boats and crew will get a wonderful welcome in Wicklow.

Boat Name

Entrant / Skipper

Boat Type



Austen Clark

Akilaria Class 40

Royal Berkshire Yacht Club

Inis Mor

Laurent Gouy

Ker 39


May Contain Nuts

Kevin Rolfe

Class 40

Cardiff Bay Yacht Club


Mark Emerson

Rodman JV42


Arthur Logic

Sailing Logic/ Nick Martin

First 40



P A Caswell


Army Sailing Association


Richard Harris

Sydney 36

Serpent Yacht Club

Lynx Clipper

Martin Breen/Nigel Moss

Reflex 38



Frank Doyle

A 35

Royal Cork Yacht Club

Jet Dream

Philip Bourke


Yacht Club de Roscoff / Mayo YC


Peter Dunlop & Vicky Cox


CH Pwllheli SC


Liam Shanahan

J 109

National Yacht Club


Ian Patterson

North Channel 9m

East Antrim Boat Club

Amazing Grace

Brian O’Sullivan/Frances Clifford

Oyster 37

Tralee Bay Sailing Club


Ian Hickey

Granada 38

Royal Cork Yacht Club

McGregor IV

Peter Ward


Marconi Sailing Club

State O’Chassis

Kevin Buckley

Sigma 38

Royal Irish Yacht Club

Big Deal

Derek & Conor Dillon

Dehler 34

Foynes Yacht Club


James Mansell

Sun Odyssey 37


Ocean Tango

Robert Floate/Chris Norton

Dehler 34 Nova Top

Isle of Man YC / Wicklow SC

Cosmic Dancer III

Russell Walker

Baltic 37

Haven Ports Yacht Club

I O S – Desert Star

Irish Offshore Sailing

Sunfast 37


I O S – Sherkin

Irish Offshore Sailing

Sunfast 37



Neville Devonport


Saltash Sailing Club


Jerry Collins

Sigma 38

Royal St. George YC

Polished Manx

Kuba Szymanski

Sigma 33

Douglas Bay Yacht Club


Kirsteen Donaldson



Wild Spirit

Paul Jackson

Jeanneau 40


Bow Waves Racing

Finbarr O’Regan

Nautor Swan 57

Galway Sailing & Powerboat School

Leopard Clipper

Mark Osborn

Reflex 38

Sovereign Harbour YC


Team Jolokia/Pierre Meisel

Volvo Ocean


Monster Project

David Ryan

Volvo 70

Wicklow Sailing Club

NewsTalk For Adrenalin

Joe McDonald

Farr 60

National Yacht Club

Voodoo Kilcullen

Alan Crosbie

Open 60


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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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