RORC Round Ireland Race 2018

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The RORC Round Ireland Race is 750 miles and is sailed every two years. It is one of the most varied offshore races in our calendar as it takes in each of the differing coastlines of Ireland. The course starts at Wicklow and leaves Ireland and all off-lying rocks to starboard. Crews start with the South coast of Ireland and the Celtic Sea, they pass Fastnet Rock before heading up the stunning Atlantic coast with bigger seas and often more breeze, they then round the northern most tip of Ireland and head down the Northern Channel and into the Irish Sea. Tactics are important as the fleet sail within a stones throw of Scotland. It's then a final leg down the East coast following the wind, before a warm Irish welcome back in Wicklow. This is undoubtedly Ireland's premier offshore race.

Course Duration:

9-13 days (depending on whether join the return passage or not)

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Course Programme:

Dates are to be confirmed by RORC in summer 2017, they are likely to be in June.

  • 25-27 June, Qualifying mileage, Southampton to Wicklow 370 miles
  • 28-29 June Race training and boat preparation
  • 30 June- 4 July RORC Round Ireland Race, 750 miles
  • 5-7 July Return passage to Southampton (optional)

* In order to pre-qualify for this event crew should have sailed either 300 miles of RORC racing or a non stop 300 mile passage aboard the yacht (Palpatine). The passage from Southampton to Wicklow fulfills this. All dates are subject to change by the organisers.

What's Included:

  • Race-ready yacht
  • Race Sails
  • Regatta Insurance
  • Experienced Race Skipper and mate
  • Tea, coffee, cleaning products etc
  • Meals onboard
  • Accommodation on board the yacht
  • Gas and diesel
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • Race Entry Fees
  • Team Shirt
  • Berthing Fees

What's Not Included:

We do not include the following:

  • PLB (required)
  • Hire of wet weather gear (£40 for 2 weeks)


To discuss your suitability, please contact a Course Advisor on 02380 231122 or

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