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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, and the first two are already in. Noel Davidson has posted a welcome post on behalf of Spirit of Rosslare Europort, and the…
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. var…
Round Ireland Sailors - We Want to Hear Your Voices
Here at we want to be able to connect Round Ireland sailors with the sailing community even while they're racing around Ireland (and all her rocks and islands). So we've set up a simple way for any competitor with…
Round Ireland Yacht to be Blessed
An entry in the Round Ireland Yacht Race will be blessed in an interdenominational ceremony in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday, prior to departing for the race. The blessing of boats going to sea is an Irish tradition practiced all…
Round the World Yachts Will Challenge for Round Ireland Title
The biggest boat in Sunday's Round Ireland Yacht Race has sailed between the Arctic and Antarctic. It  is Celtic Spirit of Fastnet, a sturdy 72-foot Cruiser/Racer. Its skipper Michael Holland became Afloat's first Sailor of the Month in 2008 after he voyaged…
Weather Forecast: Round Ireland Will Get off to 'Gentle Start'
Although it is still five days before the start the 3oth anniversary race looks like it is going to get off to a gentle start. Specialist wind forecaster Mike Broughton for the Irish Commodores Cup team says Sunday's noon start…
37 Yachts Make up Round Ireland 2010 Entry
The entries for the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race are assembling. As predicted by race organiser Dennis Noonan 37 boats will make the line inWicklow on Sunday for the 30th anniversary race. We list the entrants below and wish them…
Cavatina Returns for Chance of Third Win in Round Ireland Yacht Race
Royal Cork yacht Cavatina (Eric Lisson), twice overall winners of the Round Ireland race is going round again in a bid top be the the first boat to win Ireland's classic offshore race three times. The news is one of…
Rosslare Europort to Sponsor Line Honours Challenger
Rosslare Europort is to sponsor the largest challenger in the Round Ireland Yacht Race, an Open 60 that will have a good chance of taking line honours. The boat, chartered by a team of Dun Laoghaire sailors headed up by…

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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