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Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
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…
Afloat.ie: 16 Sign Up for Round Ireland 2010
Sixteen entries are already signed up for next year's Round Ireland Race, the unprecedented level of interest is an indication that next year's 30th Anniversary event will be a bumper affair. Wicklow Sailing Club launched the 2010 race last night…
Afloat.ie: Round Ireland 2010 Gets Fresh Support
Two of the country's biggest cruiser associations are leading the support for this year's Round Ireland race in an effort to make the 30th anniversary edition, a circumnavigation to remember. The Irish Cruiser Racer Association is to present a new…
Battling Cork are Joint Third Overall
Cork, Ireland completed Race 2 from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro in fifth place when they crossed the finish line at 07:17:03 local time (09:17:03 GMT). It was a battling finish as they closed to within two miles of…
Round Ireland 2010 adds inshore race
The 30th anniversary of the Round Ireland Race gets a shake-up next June with Wicklow organisers set to run an inshore race for competitors prior to the 704-mile circumnavigation on Sunday June 20th.The change in format has been announced on…

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