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Round Ireland Yacht Race Updates from Wicklow Sailing Club
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…
 Durward in Sheephaven in Donegal during her round Ireland cruise in 1961, with Mick Clarke and Colm MacLaverty on board. Although the Waverley hull design dates from 1902, Durward was built in 1948 with the Bermuda rig which was introduced to the class in 1935. She has now changed over to the original gunter rig, and is based with Ballyholme YC on Belfast Lough.
With May upon us, we’re into the season of Round Ireland record attempts in the smallest this or the widest that or the fastest other. So before anyone gets too excited, let’s put the record straight on “Small Boat Round…
Phaedo3 has the intention of setting a World Record Run to Plymouth
Round Ireland Yacht Race entry Phaedo3, one of three MOD70 entries into June's Irish offshore classic, have just set off from Bermuda with the intention of setting a World Record Run to Plymouth in the UK. Lloyd Thornburg has on…
Damian Foxall will be aboard Oman Sail for June's Round Ireland Race. Musandam – OmanSail holds the record for a circumnavigation of Ireland under sail
Ireland's top offshore sailor Damian Foxall, a Round the World Race winner, will compete in June's 2016 Volvo Round Ireland (VRI) Race from Wicklow. Kerryman Foxall will race on the MOD 70 Musandam – OmanSail, one of two of the fastest…
The Team INSS 1720 won DBSC's Spring Chicken Series
The Team INSS win in last weekend's 46–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series represented much more than just a win as it represented an important milestone in an offshore racing campaign. Look closer at the INSS 1720 crew…
Two Round Ireland yacht race contenders are smashing records on the far side of the Atlantic Ocean this week, on the Antigua race circuit. And the Carribbean records come just days after a Dun Laoghaire sailor also set a new…
The world record beating multihull skipper Lloyd Thornburg has entered his MOD70 Phaedo 3 in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race. The boat is currently in Barbados for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. It is the second MOD70…
Michael Boyd, the Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and current holder of the Commodore’s Cup, will return to compete in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland race, marking the 20th anniversary of his win, with many of the same…
Volvo Car Ireland has added June's Round Ireland Yacht Race to its Irish sailing sponsorships. The car brand adds the 700–mile offshore race to its existing sponsorship of Ireland's other Grand Prix biennial sailing events; Dun Laoghaire Regatta and Cork…
Wicklow Sailing Club's Round Ireland Yacht Race organisers have announced that for the first time in the history of the event multihulls will be included when the 700–mile offshore classic sets sail next June. Already, a giant trimaran – similar…
#roundireland – American yachtsman George David, the owner of one of the world's fastest yachts, has his sights on the Round Ireland Yacht Race record and intends to compete in the 2016 Irish offshore race, according to Wicklow Sailing Club organisers. In a written…
#roundsireland – The 2016 Round Ireland Yacht Race is scheduled to start from Wicklow Bay at 14:00 hrs on Saturday 18th June 2016 and organisers are seeking early interest. The Round Ireland is a biennial 704 mile circumnavigation of the…
#RoundIreland - Father-and-son duo Derek and Conor Dillon have been congratulated by Foynes Yacht Club after taking the two-handed category in this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race, writes Gerry Ryan. The Shannon Estuary team raced their Dehler 34, Big Deal,…

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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