Wicklow Sailing Club's Volvo Round Ireland Committee has announced the appointment of Hal Fitzgerald as Race Director following the decision of Theo Phelan to stand down from the role, as Afloat.ie reported yesterday.
Fitzgerald is an ex-commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club and has been closely involved with running the race in previous years.
With 16 weeks until the 20th edition on 30th June 2018, entries continue to grow. 27 boats are currently entered for the race. Interest in the race once again extends far beyond Ireland and Great Britain, with entries from across Europe, including Team Jolokia from France aboard Libertalia. See the entry list here.
The largest boat confirmed to date is the Swan 65 Desperado of Cowes entered by Richard Loftus.
Dun Laoghaire's Ronan O’Siochru, will be competing in his fifth Volvo Round Ireland in a row.
Early bird entries closing date is 30th March.