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More Retirals From Round Ireland Race

1st July 2018
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French entry Classe 40 Sensation has retired into Castletownbere French entry Classe 40 Sensation has retired into Castletownbere Photo: Afloat.ie

Despite the relatively benign sailing conditions, 24 hours into the Volvo Round Ireland race and three boats have now retired from the 700-mile race.

As Afloat.ie reported earlier, the Cookson 50-footer Riff Raff experienced 'engine problems' (earlier described as gear failure) and has retired into Crosshaven.

It is reported by organisers the sole trimaran in the race, Trilogic, experienced 'big seas and 45-knot gusts' off the Kerry coastline and blew out a key sail.

French entry Classe 40 Sensation has also retired and is in Castletownbere in West Cork.

Racing for the 53 boats continues on the south and west coasts with live tracking here and regular Afloat.ie updates in this one handy link here.

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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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