Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

roundire topper
 
Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
Round Ireland Sailors - We Want to Hear Your Voices
Here at Afloat.ie 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…
Blind Courage for Round Ireland Yacht Race
One of the early entries to the ten boat double handed division is Mick Liddy and adventurer Mark Pollock in the much hyped Daft.com sponsored class 40 yacht. It is one of only a few sponsored entries in this year's…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Fleet to Make 37 Entries
A smaller than expected fleet of 35 boats will assemble next week in Wicklow for the 30th edition of the Round Ireland race. Despite the size, nearly half that of the record numbers of the 1990s, it is a still…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Start Time
The Official Start of 2010 Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race is 12 noon on Sunday 20th June. Watch the biennial race unfold as up to 37 yachts set sail from Wicklow Bay, with entertainment before and after, including live…
What's On at Round Ireland Yacht Race
There's plenty of entertainment on offer to keep the family amused, here is the SailFest Festival Event Guide and Timetable to help you plan your Round Ireland Yacht Race weekend. Friday 18th June 8-9.30pm:  Official Opening of the Festival by…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Entries Near the 40 Mark
More entries in the last 24 hours bring the total list for the Round Ireland Yacht Race to 36. Two new UK entires, one from the British Armed Forces and another from Liverpool join further entries from Sailing West and…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Countdown Begins
With 10 days to the off, Wicklow is gearing itself up for a bumper weekend of activity both on and off the water as the 2010 Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race comes to town on Sunday 20th June. This…
Team Oystercatcher Raising Funds for National Children's Hospital
Team Oystercatcher, a double-handed entry in the Round Ireland race, are holding a charity fundraiser on Saturday the 12th June. Bryan Byrne and Brian Flahive are competing on behalf of the National Children's Hospital and hope to raise at least…
Dawn patrol 1980, with an unforgettable experience many have shared since. It is the finish of the first Round Ireland Race at Wicklow, with Dave FitzGerald’s 40ft Partizan from Galway coming out of the sunrise to place second in line honours. The Sailing Instructions for the first race are viewable below
There will be some in the 2018 race who remember the first Round Ireland Yacht race in 1980. Back then, within a few weeks of the preliminary race programme being published, more than 50 requests for it were received. As…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Fleet to Reach 35 Boats
Within two weeks of the start of the Round Ireland race organisers have reduced downwards expectations of a bumper fleet for the 30th anniversary race on June 20th. Entries have reached 30 boats so far, with event director Denis Noonan…

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.

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating