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Royal Western Yacht Club Round Britain & Ireland Race
First look - Skipper Lou Boorman (19) aboard her Contessa 32 White Knight in Galway before departing yesterday (Sunday) evening for the next leg of the RB&I 2022 to Lerwick in the Shetlands
Andy Fennell's 39ft trimaran Morpheus, the leader at the 48-hour Galway stopover in the 2000-mile Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022 from Plymouth, is now well on her way to the next stop at Lerwick in the Shetlands. But the…
It’s summertime and most of the fleet have finished the Galway-Plymouth leg of the RB&I Race 2022. Seen in relaxed celebration in the dockside Commander Bill King Club were (left to right) Johnny Shorten (Commodore, Galway Bay SC), Conor O’Dowd (CEO Galway Port), Captain Brian Sheridan (Galway Harbour Master), and Maurice O’Gorman (Chairman of Galway Port)
There were slower boats still arriving from Plymouth in Galway yesterday evening in the Round Britain and Ireland 2022 as the majority of the fleet threw themselves into party and feasting mode in the temporary but very effective dockside Genesys-sponsored Commander…
City centre welcome - Morpheus is escorted to her berth in Galway Docks
After a long and sometimes slow windward slugging match getting to the turn at the Blasket Islands yesterday (Tuesday) morning in the first Plymouth-Galway stage of the Round Britain & Ireland 2022, Andrew Fennell's Shuttleworth 39 trimaran Morpheus revelled in…
Current on-water leader of the mono-hull division of the Round Britain & Ireland 2022’s Stage 1 from Plymouth to Galway is Ross Hobson’s Pegasus, seen here at the start on Sunday. An Open 50 from Northumberland, Pegasus is a Round Ireland Race veteran
At 0846 this (Tuesday) morning, Andrew Fennell’s 39ft Shuttleworth trimaran Morpheus put in what her crew hope will be her final tack westward of the Blasket Islands, and found they could finally lay the course for Galway in the Round Britain…
Ready for the off – Kuba Szymanski’s First 40.7 Polished Manx from the Isle of Man in pre-start manoeuvres at Plymouth before the start of the Round Britain & Ireland 2022’s first leg to the Genesys-sponsored stopover in Galway
Although the fleet starting yesterday (Sunday) in the first stage from Plymouth of the Royal Western Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022 to the initial Genesys-sponsored 48-hour stopover in Galway found the early morning rain giving way to sunshine, by the…
Speed and comfort. The remarkable Dazcat 46 Hissy Fit, raced by Plymouth’s own Simon Baker and Dan Fellows, is a top contender in the Round Britain & Ireland 2022
After what has seemed like weeks of harsh southwest to northwest winds in Atlantic waters along Ireland’s West Coast, the fleet starting Stage 1 of the 2000-mile Royal Western Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022 to the Genesys-sponsored Galway stopover from…
“Let’s hear it for Wales!” Lou Boorman (19) left, with crew Elin Jones, will be the youngest skipper in Sunday’s start at Plymouth of the Round Britain & Ireland Race, with the first stop at Galway.
First raced in 1966, the four-yearly multi-stage 2000-mile Round Britain & Ireland Race - sailed clockwise from the Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth - has always featured an Irish stopover. But this coming weekend, when the fleet starts westward…
Nigel Moss, GBSC, RBNI Stopover Coordinator, Captain Brian Sheridan, Harbour Master, Port of Galway, Johnny Shorten, Commodore GBSC, Adrian Gray, Rear Commodore, Oceanic Royal Western, Plymouth and Fergal Lyons, GBSC Rear Commodore.
Galway hosts of May's Round Britain and Ireland Race stopover in the city have welcomed a site visit by race organisers, the Royal Western Yacht Club from Plymouth. Race director Adrian Gray held detailed discussions over planning for the event…
Fighting for clear air - a two-handed Figaro 2 asserts its rights over a Class40 at the start from Plymouth of the Royal Western YC’s Round Britain & Ireland Race, which all have its first 2022 stopover in Galway at the beginning of June.
Galway Bay Sailing Club are looking forward to organising the first stopover for the enlarged four-stage Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts from Plymouth on May 29th 2022. In time past, the race has been based on two-handed crews.…
The RWYC was the first club to introduce shorthanded offshore racing in the world
With its new format and course recently announced, RWYC Round Britain & Ireland Race that calls to Galway Bay next summer entry opens this Friday. Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club, Chris Arscott, said, “The new format now allows for…
Racing in a past edition of the Round Britain & Ireland Race
Galway Bay Sailing Club in conjunction with The Royal Western Yacht Club (Plymouth) has announced that Galway Port has been selected as a stopover port for The Round Britain and Ireland Race in 2022. This classic Round Britain and Ireland…

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