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Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
Round Ireland Youths are Ready Salted
With under three weeks to go until the Round Ireland start, a team made up of youth sailors from Wicklow has secured a kernel of financial support that will get them to the start line. The Pride of Wicklow team…
New Entrants in Conway Media Round Ireland
The latest entrants in the 2010 Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race include boats from Dublin, Cork, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.  “Joker” from Kinsale Yacht Club is a Sigma 38 which has entered the race before but is this…
Sailing West for Round Ireland
The rule is simple; Keep Ireland and all her islands to starboard. For the captain and crews undertaking the Round Ireland Yacht race this summer with Sailing West on their Sunfast 37 and Reflex 38, one can add the following…
Round Ireland Race Secures Sponsor
Wicklow Sailing Club has secured a title sponsor for its 30th anniversary Round Ireland race next month.The 2010 race sets sail under the banner of Conway Media as title sponsor on June 20th, according to race organiser Dennis Noonan. The deal was…
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 Originalwriting.ie/bookshop/ or directly from WSC in June.…
ICAP Leopard Prepares for Transatlantic Record Assault
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, is this week berthed in New York’s bustling financial district as she prepares to launch her assault upon the west-to-east monohull transatlantic sailing record…
Team Daft sponsorship formally announced
Property website Daft.com put its down payment on some prime publicity real estate today, formally announcing its plans to sponsor a boat in this year’s Round Ireland.  Daft will be backing blind adventurer Mark Pollock and Air Corps pilot Mick…
Tsunami Signs Up for Round Ireland Yacht Race 2010
The latest confirmed entry for the Biennial Round Ireland Yacht Race 2010 is from Peter Ryan, Commodore of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. He will skipper Vincent Farrell’s yacht, “Tsunami”, a First 40.7 with an overall length of…
New sites for Round Ireland
Two new websites have sprung up over the weekend in support of the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race. The Wicklow town sailfest now has an online presence, as do Team Daft, the Daft.com-sponsored entry from blind adventurer Mark Pollock and…
RORC Yacht of the Year to Race Round Ireland
Just a few months after being named the RORC ‘Sailing School Boat of the Year’, Sailing Logic has announced it will be racing in June's Round Ireland race and July's Cork Week. This year the yacht's (now named Malta Puma)…
Wicklow duo for Round Ireland
Brian Flahive and Bryan Byrne are the latest sailing pairing to announce their intention to compete in the 2010 Round Ireland, entering the double-handed class in a borrowed GibSea 37. The pair are racing to raise funds for the National…
Plotting for going round – part I The well-organised navigator will already have a game plan for the BMW Round Ireland Race. Course veteran Brian Mathews shares some of the secrets of this 704-mile classic  A mark on the course…
2012 will mark the 32nd anniversary of Ireland's premier off-shore sailing event, the Round Ireland Yacht Race, organised by Wicklow Sailing Club in association with RORC. For the first time the biennial Round Ireland Race counts for the same points…
Afloat.ie: Are You Going Round?
Planning to do this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race? You could do a lot worse than listen in to how Galway's Aodhan Fitzgerald put together a team of friends to win the 2008 race. Also on Afloat.ie are navigation tips from…
Afloat.ie: Sailing Backs Round Ireland
Round Ireland 2010 Launch: As well as the support of ICRA, ISORA and SCORA (story here) the Round Ireland 2010 race got further backing at its launch last night in Wicklow town from both the Irish Sailing Association and Britain's…
Afloat.ie: Wicklow Appeal for Race Sponsor
Round Ireland 2010 Launch: Last night Wicklow Commodore Charlie Kavanagh delivered a strong message to both competitors and potential sponsors to get involved early with next year's round Ireland. We reproduce his full speech over the fold: In 1979, our…

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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