The Round Ireland Yacht Race organisers are excited to announce the inclusion of a separate multihull class for the 2016 race. This will be the first time that multihulls have been invited to compete.
One of the first multihulls to express interest is from Team Concise. Ned Collier- Wakefield, Team Director and Skipper for Team Concise, has indicated that they intend entering their 3 boats into the 2016 Round Ireland – the MOD 70 and their 2 Class 40 boats.
Race organisers in Wicklow are also in contact with the Multihull Offshore Cruising and Racing Association. The organisation welcomes this development and a number of boats have already expressed interest in competing in the race.