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30th May, 2016

Race polo shirts now available to order online. These high quality polo shirts will display the names of all registered entries (as at 30th May, 2016) and cost just €24 each

Volvo Round Ireland Polo shirt


19th May, 2016

New record set for entries in the Round Ireland race! With the entry of two Class 40 yachts from Team Concise the number of entries has now surpassed the previous record set in 1990 of 61 boats.

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18th May, 2016

In response to the number of yachts who have entered the Volvo Round Ireland and who  qualify for Class 40 association racing the Organising Committee of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race, in accordance with clause 6.7 of the Notice of Race, have decided to introduce a separate class for the Class 40 yachts.

Read full post here

15th May, 2016

Lloyd Thornburgs Phaedo 3 makes it 3 MOD70s amongst the 55 registered entries as at midday on Sunday 15th. Its shaping up to be a battle royal amongst these three for line honours and the multi-hull race record.


Phaedo 3

Musandam-Oman Sail

Musandam-Oman Sail


Concise 10


13th May, 2016

An amended NoR is available here.

The amendments are procedural and facilitate (i) an extended closing date for the payment of the balance of the entry fee to the race and (ii) late application.

o   The closing date for the payment of the balance of the entry fee to the race has been extended until 30th May 2016.

o   Later application is possible without penalty.



11th May, 2016

Volvo offer car as prize to winning skipper in Volvo round Ireland series. Read the press release here


7th May, 2016

Check out the Sunday Business Post on Sunday May 8th

22nd April, 2016

With two MOD 70’s, Concise 10 and OmanSail, plus a Dufour 40, PipeDreamer V1, registering in the last week we are now up to 42 signed-up entries, well ahead of where we have been at this stage in previous races. With just a €100 deposit required to register there is no need to wait until the last moment – register here now

5th April, 2016

We are now up to 39 registered entries! Any skippers looking for crew please check out our register of available crew looking for boats

15th February, 2016

George David’s Rambler becomes the 25th registered entry for this years race

Entry confirmed for one of sailings premier offshore racing yachts, George David’s Rambler. This years race looks set to be the largest and most prestigious in the 36 year history of the event.

Rambler,USA 25555,Class 1,

Rambler,USA 25555,Class 1,

Lloyd Thornburg to enter his MOD 70 Phaedo 3 in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

Team Phaedo has announced their intention of entering their MOD 70, Phaedo 3 in the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race. The boat is currently in Barbados for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race.

Lloyd Thornburg has been campaigning his MOD 70 Phaedo 3  for a year now. He has had an incredibly successful run of world records and regatta wins. This year,  after a few events in the Caribbean, he will be heading over to Europe again. Here he will be taking part in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 and is really looking forward to the challenges this race will bring for the MOD70 and his crew.

Back in November, Ned Collier-Wakefield confirmed that Team Concise would be entering their 3 boats in the race, including Concise 10, their MOD 70. Concise 10 and Phaedo3  compete regularly on the off-shore sailing circuit and the Volvo Round Ireland will now be added to their list!


Yesterday, Monday 18 January, saw the opening of on-line entries to the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland and ISORA veteran Kuba Szymanski was first to register. Kuba will race his new boat Polished Manx 2 – First 40.7. Boats from France, UK and Ireland have been registering thus far with anticipation building that Volvo Round Ireland 2016 will be an epic race in the series.

14 Jan 2016 : RORC Commodore, Michael Boyd, to compete in 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Race

Michael Boyd, the Commodore of RORC and current holder of the international Commodore’s Cup, will return to compete in the 2016 race, marking the 20th anniversary of his Big Ears win in the 1996 Round Ireland, with many of the same crew.