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Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
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 Afloat.ie. More on the Round Ireland Yacht Race:…
Round Ireland Race Fleet Ready in Wicklow Harbour
What size the Round Ireland fleet might be on the startline tomorrow is still in the air as the last entries attend to scuttineering requirements this afternoon. It is unlikely though the fleet will reach 40 because at least two…
Small Boats Favoured for Sunday's Race Round Ireland
Twenty fours hours out from the start of the Round Ireland Yacht Race and the prediction that the 2010 fixture will be a small boat race is gaining ground as a high pressure settles over the Irish Sea today. In…
Light Winds and Adverse Tides Mean a Tricky Start to Round Ireland 2010
Wicklow Commodore Charlie Kavanagh might be right, tomorrow's Round Ireland start might be like 'watching paint dry'. Lets hope not but an adverse tide flooding northwards all afternoon plus a forecasted light wind means little progress down the East coast…
Round Ireland Start Time is Noon on Sunday
The start of the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race is this Sunday 20th June at 12 noon. Watch the biennial race unfold as up to 35 yachts set sail from Wicklow Bay, with entertainment before and after, including live music…
'Rosslare' Blessed in Dun Laoghaire and Bound for Wicklow
The “Spirit of Rosslare Europort”, was the centrepiece of a traditional Irish ceremony in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon.  In an interdenominational event, the yacht took part in the “Blessing of the Boats” ceremony prior to setting out for the…
Round Ireland Weather Prediction is for Stronger Winds Offshore
With 48 hours now to the start, Sunday's Round Ireland race is expected to get away in light northerly winds. Weather specialist Mike Broughton predicts winds will go right by Sunday evening off the Wexford coast. Broughton also favours stronger…
First Round Ireland Competitor Podcasts Are In
Afloat has enabled competitors in this year's Round Ireland to post their own podcasts on Afloat.ie, and the first two are already in. Noel Davidson has posted a welcome post on behalf of Spirit of Rosslare Europort, and the Daft.com…
Lifeboat Man Goes Round Ireland
Wicklow RNLI crewmember Brian Sinnott is to compete in the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race on Sunday. The lifeboat volunteer is one of 15 young people who will crew the yacht Pride of Wicklow in the race around the Irish…
Extended Offshore Special Podcast
With the Round Ireland Yacht Race starting on Sunday, we have an extended podcast for you including a look at the weather, interviews with competitors and news of a new Irish offshore race coming to western shores very soon.

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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