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Start Date: 30/06/2018
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The Volvo Round Ireland is Ireland’s Premier offshore Yacht Race

It is the second longest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar and first race took place in 1980 with only thirteen boats.   Since then, held biennially, the fleet has grown steadily, attracting a record 64 entrants from all over the world.

There are a number of classes in IRC in which boats and their crews can compete, including IRC 1 – 4, Z class, ISORA, a ‘Two-handed Class’ and a Team Prize. The 2016 race saw the introduction of multihulls sailing under MOCRA rules. The 2018 race will see the introduction of a new Class 40 category.   In the past, boats competing have ranged from a 98-footer former “round the world” maxi, to club boats one third the size, with all shades in between.

Join us in Wicklow

The 20th Volvo Round Ireland starts in Wicklow on the 30th June 2018.
Catch a glimpse here of the 2014 start.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of it, register today.

Join us for a Warm Wicklow Welcome!

Volvo – Sponsors of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

Volvo main sponsor of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2018

Win a Trip to

The VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2017-18

To celebrate Volvo Car Ireland’s sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland 2018 we are offering you the chance to win a trip for two to witness the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 in Gothenburg.

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Volvo main sponsor of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2018

Sailors

Win a Volvo V40

As part of Volvo’s sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race we are rewarding the registered entrant who accumulates the best overall points result across the three Volvo Round Ireland races 2016, 2018 and 2020, with a brand new Volvo V40 – now that’s an incentive!

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Race Partners

News from 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race