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#waterwags – The Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta on Wednesday 21st May was earlier than usual. 22 Water Wags turned up to compete in the regatta race of 5 laps of a windward leeward course. Tom Hudson, race officer, decided to split the large fleet with Division 2 starting 3 minutes before the rest of the fleet. It was a wonderful evening with sunshine, a high tide and 8-10 knots of wind.

Polly, Penelope, Sprite, Chloe, and Nandor headed up the first beat towards a mark laid off the bandstand. Soon Nandor had to retire with broken gear but it was Fergus Cullen and Alice Walsh in Penelope who led the fleet around the first mark, by a large margin.
Three minutes later Division 1A and 1B stated together. There was a minor pile up on the start line when somebody caught a boom end on another boats shroud. On the first beat there was good steady wind both on the north side of the harbour near the harbour mouth and also inshore where there was some tidal flow benefit running east out of the marina. David and Sally MacFarlane in Moosmie led the second group around the windward mark. At the leeward gate almost all the fleet except Penelope took the southern mark of the leeward gate. On the second beat conditions were similar to the first but Penelope continued to hold her lead. By the third round the tidal advantage inshore was increasing, but the wind there was becoming more fickle and the best course was to tack immediately after rounding the Southern gate mark, and stay in the stronger wind. Again on the fourth beat followed the pattern of declining wind near the marina wall. By the last beat Moosmie had taken over the lead and won the race with Mollie second and Swift third. It was almost a dead heat between Barbara, Tortoise and Pansy on the finish line after five laps of the harbour.
Division 1B was won by Bairbre Stewart and David Corcoran in Freddie.
Division 2 was won by Polly who featured a wonderful Norwegian Blue Parrot on her spinnaker. A sailing Supper and prize giving was held in the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

Published in Racing

#sb20 – A solid breeze of 12 to 15 knots made up for the overcast and somewhat unseasonal chill in the air. Seven SB20s made the start line for the Royal Irish Regatta and were treated to two races on a windward leeward course, each consisting of 3 rounds.

A slight pin end bias became exaggerated during the starting sequence for race 1 with the majority of the fleet towards the pin for the off. Manamana (Graeme Grant, Ronan Downing, Joseph Murphy) lead off the line closely followed by Timber (helmed by Alan McNabb with Marty Cuppage in the middle) and Venuesworld (helmed by Ger Dempsey with his nephew Rory onboard) carrying on on starboard tack. Sacrebleu and Probably lead the rest of the fleet out right on the lifted tack. Manamana tacked off into the middle of the course to cover the split but found less breeze. Timber had a healthy lead by the weather mark with Manamana, Probably and Venuesworld scrapping it out for second and rounding together. With the wind out of the North East and the waves out of the east, the starboard gybe was on a plane. Less wind at the leeward mark made finding an accurate gybe angle next to impossible. Timber lead to the leeward mark followed by Manamana with Venuesworld in hot pursuit. Timber carried on on port tack on what appeared to be a small left shift with Manamana learning their lesson from the first beat and heading out left for more breeze. Manamana and Venuesworld fought it out for the lead at the next weather mark with Manamana stealing the lead by barely eeking around the weather mark and forcing Venuesworld to dip their stern. Positions remained unchanged for the first two with Bad Kilcullen (Gerry Dowling, Dave Barry, Jimmy Dowling) storming through the pack to take third.

After some quick repairs on Sacrebleu (it is never ideal to have to take your main sail down) the fleet got away off another pin end biased line. After a pile up at the pin, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen out to the left side of the course with much cross tacking and dipping in their wake. With a solid 15 plus knots of breeze for the second race the entire fleet enjoyed the downwind legs planing and playing dodgems with the other classes on our course. In a less eventful race at the front of the fleet, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen to the finish with Venuesworld taking third which is the order the top 3 finished for the regatta.

Despite the inclement weather, a large turnout remained at the club for refreshments and to cheer on the winners. The SB20 fleet winners where honoured to accept the Baker Cup.

Full RIYC regatta results

Published in SB20

#riyc – It may have been grey and overcast but there was plenty of breeze for the Top Secuity sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta today, the first of Dublin Bay's waterfront regattas of the season.

Keelboat classes trialled new race courses that have been designed for next month's ICRA Championships at the same venue.

The RIYC regatta also started the ten race Royal Alfred Superleague.

The results for all 20 competing keelboat and dinghy classes are below, downloadable as jpeg files.

 

 

Published in Dublin Bay

#riyc – This Saturday, the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) hosts the first of the 2014 season waterfront club regattas with a two race schedule for keelboats, one designs and dinghies.

Keelboats classes will have an opportunity to practice on the newly designed ICRA Championship courses for next month's 100 plus cruiser national championships.

With an 11:25 warning signal for the first race and a second race to be completed back to back it'll be a packed day for sailors!

There is a comprehensive social programme for sailors, non-sailors and especially juniors including a creche for 1 year olds and up, an Irish National Sailing School Pirates Adventure Day for older kids and RS Fevas are very welcome in the PY fleet.

Juniors are also very welcome in the Laser fleets!

Published in Dublin Bay

#cruiserracing – The current entry of 98 boats for the ICRA National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) (sorted by club below) reveals a wide distribution of entries from all over the Irish coastline and beyond. Although some areas are weaker than others (none from Kinsale for example), there are very few ports with no representation.

As forecast, the championships, a highlight of the sailing season, looks set to break the record of 125 entries previously set in Howth. Encouragingly, the entry a month ago stood at 42 but by April 30th  it had increased to 72 IRC cruiser and 17 white sails. Today it has risen by another nine boats for the June 13 event.

In a show of strength from Royal Irish hosts 35 club boats are entered, a third of the total entry so far.

Next biggest is Howth Yacht Club with 18 entries, RIYC neighbours, RSt.GYC have 11 and the National Yacht Club has seven.

There are some long distance travellers from Sligo and Foynes on the west coast and also visitors from Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in Wales and the Clyde in Scotland.

In a further update to the list issued by ICRA this morning, another Welsh entry Converting Machine from Pwllheli has just entered leaving the event one boat away from the magic 100 mark

Yesterday, the cruiser racer body dropped plans to create a new handicap division at the bottom end of class 1 and the top of class 2 for its IRC national championships. It has also introduced a new means of policing its pro rule.

See full entry list to date below:

Sail NoBoatType of BoatDivisionOwnerClub
IRL1281 Aquelina J-122 0 Sheila Tyrrell/James Tyrrell Arklow SC
IRL1309 Syledis in blue Beneteau oceanis clipper 323 LK 6 John & Brenda Hayes Bray SC
IRL2860 Pure Magic Feeling 286 Special 6 Steve Hayes Bray SC
GBR8148 Squawk Sigma 33 3 Paul Prentice BYC/RUYC
EI1906 ZURI Hanse 37 1 Declan Murphy Carlingford SC
IRL1357 Humdinger Sunfast 37 5 Michael Mc Cabe Carlingford SC
GBR9047R Mojito J109 1 Peter Dunlop CHPSC
GBR8038R Roxstar XP 38i 0 Findlay and Anderson Clyde CC
IRL3214 Sublime Elan 320 2 Aine Stafford Courtown SC
IRL1188 Utopia X 3/4 Ton 2 John B Healy DL Marina
IRL4536 Elandra Sigma 33 3 Mick Flynn DL Marina
8245N Asterix Hunter Sonata 4 Boushel,Coonihan,Meredith DL Marina
IRL1333 White Lotus Elan 333 5 Paul Tully DL Marina
IRL966 More Mischief Beneteau First 310 6 Eamonn Doyle & Peter O'Toole DL Marina
GBR4041R First Forty licks First 40 0 Jay Colville East Down YC
IRL3492 Big Deal Dehler 34 2 Derek Dillon Foynes YC
IRL7386 Lynx Reflex 38 0 Martin Breen GBSC
IRL2525 Tribal Corby 25 2 liam Burke GBSC
IRL25007 Smile Corby 25 2 Rob Allen GBSC
IRL9852 Crazy Horse Mills 36 0 Norbert Reilly HYC
IRL3470 Flashback First 34.7 1 Breen/Hogg HYC
IRL5522 The Big Picture Mg30 2 Richard and Michael Evans HYC
IRL8094 King One Half Tonner 2 David Cullen HYC
IRL2552 Fusion Corby 25 2 Colwell & Cobbe HYC
IRL2507 Impetuous Corby 25 2 Noonan/Chambers HYC
IRL988 DUX X-302 2 Anthony Gore-Grimes HYC
IRL1103 Solgari Viking X-302 2 K.Darmody/ M.Patterson HYC
IRL8188 Alliance II Laser 28 3 Vincent Gaffney HYC
ITA10767 Don Giovanni Ceccarelli 3 Cillian Macken HYC
IRL191 Jebus J24 3 Emmet Dalton HYC
IRL680 Euro Car Parks Kilcullen J24 3 HYC U25 Team HYC
IRL6556 Challenger Challenger Europe 4 Paul Rossiter HYC
IRL3339 Indulgence Elan 333 5 David Sargent HYC
IRL3400 Brazen Hussy Dufour 34 5 J Barry/M Stirling HYC
IRL100 Demelza Club Shamrock 6 Windsor Laudan / Steffi Ennis HYC
IRL1141 Storm J109 1 Pat Kelly HYC/Rush SC
IRL7495 Maximus X-302 2 Paddy Kyne HYC/WHSC
IRL8478 Warrior Beneteau 34.7 5 Dave Shanahan ISA-DBSC
GBR8747T Movistar Bleu Elan 333 2 Raymond Killops Killyleagh YC
IRL4384 Django J24 3 MacNamara/Carey/Whelan Lough Ree YC
IRL4007 Tsunami First 40.7 0 Vincent Farrell NYC
IRL7778 Gringo A 35 1 Tony Fox NYC
IRL1383 Ruth J109 1 Liam Shanahan NYC
IRL29213 Something Else J109 1 John Hall NYC
GBR8609R Jetstream J109 1 John Collins NYC
IRL8750 Jester J 80 2 Declan Curtin NYC
IRL5795 Black Sheep Mustang 30 3 Eoin Healy NYC
IRL9609 Jelly Baby J109 1 Ian Nagle RCYC
IRL2506 Alpaca3 Corby 25 2 Paul & Deirdre Tingle RCYC
IRL999999 Nathan Kirwan Trust 1/4 ton 3 George Kenefick RCYC
IRL1974 Soufriere Spirit 0 Stephen O'Flaherty RIYC
IRL4208 WOW Farr 42 0 George Sisk RIYC
IRL1644 Lively Lady First 44.7 0 Derek Martin RIYC
IRL5718 Loose Change IMX 40 0 Maurice Mitton / Peter Redden RIYC
IRL3307 Rockabill V Corby 33 1 Paul O'Higgins RIYC
IRL3709 Axiom X 37 1 Michael O'Neill RIYC
IRL811 Raptor Mills 30CR 1 Denis Hewitt & Others RIYC
IRL8088 Jedi J109 1 Treanor/Sarratt/McGuiness RIYC
IRL1206 Joker II J109 1 John Maybury RIYC
GBR8933R Bon Exemple XP 33 1 Philip Byrne RIYC
IRL1129 Jump The Gun J109 1 Michael Monaghan & John M Kelly RIYC
IRL9898 Indecision J109 1 Declan Hayes RIYC
IRL7991 Jigamaree J109 1 Ronan Harris RIYC
GBR2620L Fox in Sox X 34 1 Andrew Jones RIYC
IRL3471 Black Velvet First 34.7 1 Parnell Family RIYC
IRL3438 Albireo Swan 371 2 David A Simpson RIYC
IRL6909 Extreme Reality Beneteau 31.7 2 P McSwiney E O Rafferty RIYC
FRA079 Graduate J 80 2 Dominic O Keeffe RIYC
IRL993 Prima Nocte Beneteau 31.7 2 Patrick Burke/Deirdre Kennedy RIYC
GBR5507T Peridot Mustang 30 3 Jim McCann RIYC
IRL508 Quest 1/4 ton 3 Cunningham & Skerritt RIYC
IRL4633 White Mischief Sigma 33 3 Timothy Goodbody RIYC
I8709 Cri-Cri Quarter Tonner 3 Paul Colton RIYC
FRA9186 Cartoon Quarter Tonner 3 Ken Lawless, Joe Brady, Sybil McCormack RIYC
IRL851 Taiscealai Club Shamrock 3 Brian Richardson RIYC
IRL7500 Supernova Quarter Tonner 3 Joe Timbs, Jacqueline McStay, Jim Monaghan, Joe Costello RIYC
IRL1208 Capilano Beneteau First 211 4 Seamus Storan RIYC
307 Wynward Beneteau First 4 Wyn McCormack RIYC
IRL246 Saki Nicholson 31 4 Paget McCormack, Ben and Michael Ryan RIYC
IRL607 Effex II First 35 5 Mr Frank Friel RIYC
IRL1166 Edenpark jeanneau sun odyssey 6 Liam farmer RIYC
IRL1217 The Great Escape Bavaria 33 6 Pat Rigney RIYC
IRL1502 Vespucci Dehler 31 6 Sean & Kristina O'Regan RIYC
IRL3506 Just Jasmin Bavaria Match 35 5 Philip Smith RIYC/DMYC
IRL1367 Boomerang First 36.7 1 Paul Kirwan RStGYC
IRL1310 After You Too Beneteau 31.7 2 Michael Blaney RStGYC
IRL8223 Kamikaze Sunfast 32 2 Peter Nash RStGYC
IRL7284 Red Rhum Dehler DB1 2 Jonathan and Chris Nicholson RStGYC
GBR66R Checkmate XV Humphreys Half Tonner 2 Nigel Biggs RStGYC
IRL521 Bendemeer Beneteau First 325 2 Lindsay Casey and Denis Power RStGYC
IRL34218 Lady Rowena Sadler 34 3 David Bolger RStGYC
IRL4794 Hard on Port J24 3 Flor O'Driscoll RStGYC
IRL37747 Windshift Sunfast 37 5 Coghlan/Gillen/Keogh RStGYC
IRL5687 To Infinity and Beyond Dehler 37 CR 5 Kieran Crowley RStGYC
IRL5643 Calypso Beneteau Oceanis 361 6 Howard Knott RStGYC
IRL3805 Tully Too Bavaria 38 5 Declan Higgins Skerries SC
IRL4533 Crazy Horse J24 3 Martin O'Reilly Sligo SC
IRL4170 SLACK ALICE GK Westerly 34 2 Shane Statham & Trudi O'Leary WHSC
Published in ICRA

#cruiserracing – With a month to go, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) is to implement an amendment to its professional sailor rule for its Teng Tools sponsored national championships on Dublin Bay. As David O'Brien in the Irish Times Sailing column noted last week it follows ambiguity over the regulation at its 2013 championships in Fenit, County Kerry.

With 92 entries and up to 750 crews already slated, the Royal Irish hosted three day regatta looks set to break all records for the biggest cruiser–racer event of the season.

ICRA is to maintain its position of only one professional per boat in divisions zero and one but will attempt to distinguish between those professionals taking part in racing as a 'pastime' rather than as part of their 'business'. The common sense move to deal with the 'pro–trap' rule takes the form of a written declaration from any sailor so affected before the regatta sets sail on June 13.

Published in ICRA

#riyc – It's that time of year again when the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club regattas begin and In a change to the usual running order, the Top Security Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta is scheduled for Saturday 24th May next. See regatta poster and entry form available to download below. That's Saturday fortnight so it's time to get yourself organised! This year, the regatta provides real value for money with two races using the ICRA Championship courses. There are courses for DBSC blue fleet keelboats, DBSC Red Fleet one design boats, SB20s, 1720 Ensign Class and for the DBSC Dinghy classes. In an addition this year, we are also having a start for the RS Class and Moths! If you would like to enter the Regatta please do so online now. Anybody interested in racing on the day will be happily accommodated on other Members' boats.

The theme is a Regatta for Everyone. Pop in with your friends for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue or join in the fun at our 20 Something's evening event in the Wet Bar. Your friends and family are more than welcome to join in the fun. There will also be a delicious dinner served in the Dining Room. If you would like to book in for any of the social events please contact [email protected] You can see menus and our social programme here.

We also have a crèche kindly operated by Cocoon Killiney in the RIYC library for children of 1 and up. There is a Sailing Adventure day run by the Irish National Sailing School for 4 year olds and up, at a cost of €30.00. 

Highlights of the Regatta include:

 Two races for all fleets with an early start.

 New ICRA championship courses for the Cruiser fleet.

 Adventure Day and a Crèche for the kids.

 Delicious Barbecue

 Pre ordered packed lunches

 Ladies Lunch

 Live Music

 Children's Entertainment

 Barbecues

 Dinner

 20 Something's Night

Published in Dublin Bay

#lasermasters – Defending Champion Thomas Chaix will be back on Dublin Bay to defend his 2014 Irish Laser Masters Championships along with other confirmed entries from Howth, Malahide, Cork and Ballyholme. The local Bay fleet aims to muster a strong contingent too so it's shaping up to be great event, according to organiser Paul Keane.

Racing will able available in standard, radial and 4.7 rigs. Sailors must be over 35 on the first day of the event.

The event is hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) on the 31st May and the 1st June.

Live fleet tracking is promised and Saturday's après race BBQ is included in the entry fee for the LogMeIn–sponsored event. More details can be found here.

According to the International Laser class, Masters racing is broken into four age divisions: Apprentice (35-44 years old), Master (45-54 years old), Grand Master (55-64 years old) and Great Grand Master (65+). At the highly competitive but very fun World Championships racing against competitors is only in one age division but elsewhere racing can be an all in affair.

 

Published in Laser

#commodorescup – Royal Irish pair Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling from Dun Laoghaire have won the final "championship" weekend of the Warsash Spring Series in Hamble in Tarka with a 1,2,1,3,1,1 scoreline beating their rival Jim McGregor's "Premier Flair" who scored 2,1,2,1,3,2.

In addition, "Tarka" finished second overall in the overall Warsash Spring Sunday Series, scoring 5,7,1,1,11,13,1,1 behind Peter Morton's "Salvo" who scored 1,1,2,2,1,6,2,3.

Maurice O'Connell reports:-

It was a tough weekend with 20 - 25 knots blowing over four long races on Saturday (+rain!) and then two slightly shorter races on Sunday. Dock time was 0800 Sat and we didn't get ashore until after 5pm - a very long day with lot's a battered and bruised bodies.

Sunday was sunny and not quite as breezy and after two lovely starts, we sailed well to claim both races - still plenty of room for improvement though!

It was our final weekend together before we take delivery of "Quokka" at the end of May so it was important for us to sail well and sign off on a high - which, thankfully, we did.

Our focus now turns to the much tougher challenge ahead, namely two RORC races, UK IRC's Round The Island Race, Cork Week and the Commodore's Cup itself.

Published in Commodores Cup

#cruiserracing – Arrangements are being finalised to provide top class racing on the water to decide National Champions in all divisions at this year's ICRA Nationals that take place at a prime time in the season from 13th to 15th June in the Royal Irish Yacht Club. This, say organisers, will be the major cruiser racing event on the east coast for 2014 and already there is a push on to break the record of 125 entries for the championships.

There is currently a fine high calibre fleet of 42 boats already entered from all around the country and across the Irish Sea.

Also with the emphasis by ICRA to look at new divisional break-points in an effort to provide great racing for all, Divisions 1 & 2, Divisions 2 & 3 and Divisions 3 & 4 might be looking a bit different!

Racing will be under Endorsed IRC and Progressive ECHO. There will be a Club Team trophy and new trophy for boat with best aggregate score in Irish IRC's and Welsh IRC's.

In Division 0, Jump Juice is making a welcome return to challenge Crazy Horse and WOW with Tsunami also in the mix. Still awaiting Scottish First 40's to enter together with the challengers from Wales! With Antix away with other Commodores' Cup boats, it leaves the division ready to crown a new champion.

As is, Division 1 has a really exciting line up developing with Paul O Higgins Rockabill taking on a clutch of 7 J109's including previous Champion Pat Kelly's Storm, Liam Shanahan's Ruth, John Hall's Something Else, John Maybury's Joker II, visitor Peter Dunlop's Mojito, Stephen Tudor's ISORA Champion Sgrech, Rob O'Connell's A35 Fool's Gold and the crewed-up Fox & Sox with yet more challengers to enter.

Division 2 is also building nicely with Nigel Bigg's Checkmate lining up against the Corby 25's Smile Rob Allen and Noonan Chambers Impetuous and well-travelled Shane Strathan and Trudy O'Leary's Slack Alice. Adding to all these the hot half Tonners King One, The Big Picture and visitor Movie Star Blue. 

Division 3 will see the Quarter Tonners Cri-Cri Paul Colton and Supernova of Timbs, Monaghan, Costello and McStay form the basis of what no doubt will also be a very competitive fleet. Also into this will be Cartoon, Quest, Sigma 33 White Mischief, J24's Jebus and Euro Carparks.

Division 4 will also be competitive with local boats of Asterix, Gung Ho & Taiscealai, UpD8 and Saki to the fore.

For Non Spinnaker Boats,The Corinthian Cup provides trophies and prizes in both IRC and ECHO and should see a good fleet taking part. Leading contenders Dave Shanahan's Warrior, Howard Knotts Calypso, Steve Hayes Pure Magic, Sean O'Regan's Vespucci and Philip Smith's Just Jasmin (DBSC's Spring Chicken winner) are among the early entries.



This year's ICRA Nationals are building momentum and looks forward to building on the success of superb previous events worthy of a true National Championship and to celebrate producing top-class National Champions!

 The 25% discount entry date is 14th April so get your entries in now.

Published in ICRA
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Round Ireland Yacht Race Information

The Round Ireland Yacht Race is Ireland's classic offshore yacht race 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 reference page.

2020 Round Ireland Race

The 2020 race, the 21st edition, was the first race to be rescheduled then cancelled.

Following Government restrictions over COVID-19, a decision on the whether or not the 2020 race can be held was made on April 9 2020 to reschedule the race to Saturday, August 22nd. On July 27th, the race was regrettably cancelled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

Because of COVID-19, the race had to have a virtual launch party at the Royal Irish Yacht Club for its 21st edition

In spite of the pandemic, however, a record entry was in prospect for 2020 with 50 boats entered with four weeks to go to the race start. The race was also going big on size and variety to make good on a pre-race prediction that the fleet could reach 60. An Irish offshore selection trial also looked set to be a component part of the 2020 race.

The rescheduling of the race to a news date emphasises the race's national significance, according to Afloat here

FAQs

704 nautical miles, 810 miles or 1304 kilometres

3171 kilometres is the estimate of Ireland's coastline by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland.

SSE Renewables are the sponsors of the 2020 Round Ireland Race.

Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London and The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin.

Off Wicklow Harbour on Saturday, August 22nd 2020

Monohulls 1300 hrs and Multihulls 13.10 hrs

Leave Ireland and all its islands (excluding Rockall) to starboard.

It depends on the boat. The elapsed record time for the race is under 40 hours but most boats take five or six days to complete the course.

The Race Tracker is https://afloat.ie/sail/events/round-ireland/item/25789-round-ireland-yacht-race-tracker-2016-here.

The idea of a race around Ireland began in 1975 with a double-handed race starting and finishing in Bangor organised by Ballyholme Yacht Club with stopovers in Crosshaven and Killybegs. That race only had four entries. In 1980 Michael Jones put forward the idea of a non-stop race and was held in that year from Wicklow Sailing Club. Sixteen pioneers entered that race with Brian Coad’s Raasay of Melfort returning home after six days at sea to win the inaugural race. Read the first Round Ireland Yacht Race 1980 Sailing Instructions here

 

The Round Ireland race record of 38 h 37 min 7 s is held by MOD-70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail and was set in June 2016.

George David’s Rambler 88 (USA) holds the fastest monohull race time of two days two hours 24 minutes and 9 seconds set in the 2016 race.

William Power's 45ft Olivia undertook a round Ireland cruise in September 1860

 

Richard Hayes completed his solo epic round Ireland voyage in September 2018 in a 14-foot Laser dinghy. The voyage had seen him log a total of 1,324 sea miles (2,452 kilometres) in 54 sailing days. in 1961, the Belfast Lough Waverly Durward crewed by Kevin and Colm MacLaverty and Mick Clarke went around Ireland in three-and-a-half weeks becoming the smallest keelboat ever to go round. While neither of these achievements occurred as part of the race they are part of Round Ireland sailing history

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At A Glance – Round Ireland Yacht Race 2022

Race start: Off Wicklow Harbour date to be announced, most likely end of June 2022

There will be separate starts for monohulls and multihulls.

Race course:  leave Ireland and all its islands (excluding Rockall) to starboard.

Race distance: is approximately 704 nautical miles or 1304 kilometres.

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