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France v Holland in tomorrow's Round Ireland Final?
Round Ireland 2010 is half over but only just begun. Winds–as usual–are forecast to be varied on the next leg down the East coast. Experienced Round Ireland pundits say it's too early for predictions. Read this morning's analysis here. Others though have stuck…
Podcast: Strong Winds on Wednesday Morning
Up to 30 knot winds will sweep the Round Ireland fleet up the west coast for a time tomorrow morning. This latest wind news (and much more) is in weather guru, Mike Broughton's latest weather observations in the podcast below.…
West Coast Podcast Check-In From Dinah's Barry Hurley
Barry Hurley, co-skipper of double-handed entry Dinah (along with Hannah White) has phoned in a quick podcast update describing conditions up the west coast of Ireland for the fleet in the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race. Dinah's division is…
Lead Changes Hands in Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race
It was all change on the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race leaderboard with on-the-water leader Tonnerre de Breskens taking pole, both elapsed and corrected, at the 9.30am check-in. Tonnerre led both Class Zero and the overall standings, and is…
Leaders Power Up the West Coast
Just over half the fleet have rounded the Fastnet Rock in the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race, with the leaders stretching their legs in plenty of breeze up the west coast. With between 14 and 20 knots of wind…
Water Rat Predicts the Round Ireland Winner
In my opinion it's Inis Mor this year for overall honours in the Conway Media Round Ireland Race.  If there isn’t a parking lot after Rathlin, they should hold their time on the guys ahead.  It seems to me that…
Galileo Reports In From Off Cork Coast
Galileo have reported in via Afloat's free crew podcasting solution (details HERE) to say that they are making good headway off Youghal in the Round Ireland Yacht Race. Things are getting tricky up front with the leaders trying to judge the…
Midday Results Give French Skipper the Lead
Bernard & Laurent Guoy lead the standings after a full day's racing in the Round Ireland Yacht Race on corrected time in their boat Inis Mor, which is currently second on the water behind Tonnerre de Breskens. The Race Office…
Round Ireland Fleet Spreads Along South Coast
The leading group of the Round Ireland Yacht Race split overnight, with a group of three boats following Tonnerre de Breskens south. Open 60 Spirit of Rosslare Europort, the Class 40 and the British military Archambault 40 Fujitsu all…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Leaders Round Tuskar Rock
With nearly ten hours gone, race favourites Tonnerre de Breskens lead the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race as the leading pack leave the Tuskar Rock behind. Breskens was first around, with Frenchman Bernard Gouy in Inis Mor 3.8 miles…
Ten Thousand Descend on Wicklow Town for Round Ireland Start
Organisers say over ten thousand people flocked to Wicklow Town this weekend to celebrate the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race, the longest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar. With the 2010  race marking the landmark 30th anniversary…
Galileo First To Report In From Round Ireland Yacht Race
Sean Lemass and crew aboard Galileo were the first to report in via audioboo podcast this afternoon, reporting slow going off Brittas Bay, making just two knots COG in the Round Ireland Yacht Race. Their podcast is below. {mp3}2pm sunday…
Round Ireland Start Photos Here!
Photographer Bob Bateman was in among the fleet for the start of this afternoon's Wicklow's Round Ireland Race. A perfect start in light conditions across Wicklow Bay. His photos below and also on the gallery here. More on the Round…
Round Ireland Race 2010 - They're Off!
Dutch race veteran Piet Vroon's Tonerre de Breskens III made the most of the light northerlies at start time to take the advantage in the opening minutes of this year's Round Ireland race at Wicklow today. The fleet are sailing…
Round Ireland Latest Weather Podcast: Stronger Winds Now Expected
Stronger winds will bring the Round Ireland 2010 fleet home earlier than expected and it will be a fascinating, tactical race, says Wind guru Mike Broughton. The Irish Commodore's Cup team weather specialist says the 37 competitors in today's Round…
Round Ireland GPS Fleet Tracker Goes Live
The Round Ireland GPS Fleet Tracker will go live tomorrow (Sunday, June 20th) at 10am two hours before start time. Click here. New and views direct from the competing boats carried here on More on the Round Ireland Yacht Race:…

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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