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Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
The mighty one. Rambler 88 and her formidable owner-skipper George David are at the core of a remarkable team. He reckons that the Round Ireland course record set by Mike Slade’s 100ft Leopard is well within Rambler 88’s potential as the weather for todays racing, and in the day or two ahead, continues to take better shape for speed. And barring accidents or breakages, the record should in any case be very comfortably bested by the three MOD trimarans.
Today sees the start off the Wicklow Pierheads of largest and most varied fleet in the 36-year history of the biennial Round Ireland Race from, which in its 19th edition takes on board sponsors Volvo Car Ireland for the first…
Phaedo3 in Dalkey Sound preparing for Saturday's Round Ireland start off Wicklow. Scroll down the page for video
Round Ireland Race competitor Phaedo3 came through Dalkey Sound under full sail this morning, touching speeds of 17–knots. The MOD70 skippered by American Lloyd Thornburg was on a training for Saturday's Volvo Round Ireland race start off Wicklow Head. Scroll down for…
The 88–ft long boat Rambler88 berthed in Dun Laoghaire last night. Her all carbon 135-foot mast can be seen from afar, towering over other yachts in the harbour
Following its arrival into Dun Laoghaire on Monday evening, maxi Round Ireland race entry Rambler 88 has been moored on St. Michael's Wharf, close to the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The special berth was arranged…
Dave Cullen, skipper of the J109 Euro Car Parks for the Round Ireland race with sponsor Patrick Coyle, MD of Windward Management
A Round Ireland Race J/109 crew consisting of six national champions from three classes from last weekend's ICRA championships at Howth Yacht Club is setting its sights high for Saturday's race start. The well known Howth based J/109 Storm has been chartered…
The Great Mother of All Round Ireland Record-Makers – Denis Doyle’s Moonduster in her first season of 1981. Photo: W M Nixon
There’s a problem with the Round Ireland sailing record if you’re hoping to set a new one in the Volvo Round Ireland Race when it starts from Wicklow at 1300hrs this Saturday, June 18th writes W M Nixon. The problem…
Stakes high as Musandam-Oman Sail lines up against two MOD70s in 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Race
Damian Foxall and Oman Sail’s crew on the Sultanate of Oman’s giant trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail are determined to fly the flag for Oman (and Foxall's home county Kerry) in Wicklow Sailing Club's Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race this Saturday by beating…
Tony Lawson's MOD70 Concise 10, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, took Multihull Line Honours for the Morgan Cup at the weekend and is now heading for Dun Laoghaire marina and Saturday's Round Ireland Race off Wicklow
Some of the world's top offshore sailors in some of the world's top racing machines from both monohull and multihull disciplines are heading for the Irish east coast this week in advance of Saturday's Volvo Round Ireland Race off Wicklow.…
US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg, sailing his MOD 70 Phaedo 3 off Dun Laoghaire yesterday
Volvo Round Ireland racer Phaedo3 went for a tack on Dublin Bay yesterday, making short work of a trip out past Dalkey Island as Saturday's DMYC 'King of the Bay' regatta was underway. US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg brought his MOD…
US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg, brought his MOD 70 Phaedo 3 into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning
An early arrival for the 704-mile Volvo Round Ireland race arrived under bare poles and engine into Dublin Bay this morning, eight days ahead of the start off Wicklow on Saturday, June 18th. US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg brought his MOD 70…
The Reichel-Pugh 45 Katsu (Alan Hannon) will be navigated in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 on June 18th by Richie Fearon of Lough Swilly YC, navigator of 2014 winner Tanit (Richard Harris).
The world’s senior offshore racing club has been pulling out all the stops to boost the 704-mile Volvo Round Ireland race which starts from Wicklow on Saturday June 18th, and Race Organiser Theo Phelan of Wicklow Sailing Club feels that…
New livery for Round Ireland Racer Phaedo 3
A recrod breaking trimaran has added Ireland's double Volvo Ocean Race winner Justin Slattery to its crew for Volvo Round Ireland Race in just over a fortnight's time. The MOD 70 Trimaran Phaedo 3 competes in the 700–miler  in just over…
George David's mighty Rambler 88 will be racing for Round Ireland honours next month
Despite light conditions off Sicily, George David and the crew of his racing maxi Rambler 88 succeeded in not only demolishing the record for this year’s Volcano Race, but also won line honours and the overall prize based on corrected…
The MOD 70s in their first incarnation in Dublin Bay in 2012. With the class’s recent revival, their enthusiasm for the new multihull division in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 has given this classic Irish event additional international prestige
Entries for the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 from Wicklow on June 18th have today sailed through the 62 mark to overtake the previous record established all of 26 years ago in 1990, when numbers totalled 61 writes W M…
Oman MOD 70 will be one of three giant trimarans looking for the Round Ireland Record next month
The learning curve on the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail is due for a shift in emphasis in 2016 with their early season programme of the Myth of Malham, the Round Ireland Yacht Race and the Transat Quebec-St…
Volvo Car up for grabs in Round Ireland Race
The Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race, one of the most challenging offshore races in the world, has become even more attractive to sailors with the announcement that there is a luxury Volvo car up for grabs for one lucky skipper.…
Kerry offshore sailor Damian Foxall, will be on the Musandam-Oman Sail, the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship trimaran, when it joins a small fleet of MOD70s at the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s classic Round Ireland Race on 18 June to kick off the European season.
French skipper Sidney Gavignet’s crew of Omani sailors are no strangers to the 700 mile Round Ireland race track having famously smashed the record in 2015 after completing the course in 40 hours, 51 minutes and 57 seconds, some four…

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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