2016 was a year when records tumbled.

The record time of 2:17:48:47, set in 2008 by Mike Slade in ICAP Leopard 3, was finally broken by George David in Rambler 88 who crossed the line in 2:02:24:09, a time which was so good he also took overall winner IRC. The last time a boat had taken both line honours and overall winner was 2010 when Dutch entrant Tonnerre de Breskins 3 (Piet Vroon) completed the double.

In the 2014 race, local WSC member David Ryan chartered Andy Budgen’s Volvo 70 Monster Project and came home first across the line.  However, Tanit (Richard Harris, Sydney 36) was overall winner. Green Dragon raced in 2012, and was first home, but the overall winner was Inis Mór, Ker 39, Bernard and Laurent Gouy.

The Table below shows the list of previous winners of the SSE Renewables Round Ireland

Year Started Finished Line Honours Elapsed Time Winner Elapsed Time Corrected Time
2022 44 38 Kuka3 4:05:09:46 SL Energies Groupe Fastwave 4:19:45:43 5:05:36:06
2018 55 46 Baraka GP 3:23:20:44 Baraka GP 3:23:20:44 5:01:56:49
2016 63 48 Rambler 88 2:02:24:09 Rambler 88 2:02:24:09 3:20:05:07
2014 36 33 Monster Project 4:18:25:25 Tanit 5:09:54:03 5:01:48:42
2012 37 37 Green Dragon 3:17:01:16 Inis Mor 4:08:16:07 4:20:59:22
2010 37 36 Tonnerre de Breskens 3 3:16:03:50 Tonnerre de Breskens 3 3:16:03:50 4:13:48:56
2008 41 30 ICAP Leopard 3 2:17:48:47 Ireland West 4:00:01:57 4:05:47:40
2006 39 36 Konica Minolta Zara 4:04:57:30 Cavatina 6:09:20:20 4:22:08:43
2004 47 37 Team Spirit 3:04:48:39 Calyx Voice & Data 4:05:38:33 4:10:38:33
2002 28 24 Team Tonic 3:11:35:50 Cavatina 4:15:24:11 4:07:09:33
2000 28 26 Fenix 5:12:41:10 Imp 6:04:05:16 6:07:38:31
1998 26 24 Jeep Cherokee 3:04:23:57 Jeep Cherokee 3:04:23:57 4:18:58:51
1996 56 55 Bridgestone 3:15:58:59 Big Ears 4:11:27:27 4:16:36:56
1994 53 36 Virgin City Jet 3:16:30:33 Bridgestone 4:06:38:19 4:11:21:36
1992 46 33 Whirlpool 4:00:43:06 Whirlpool 4:00:43:06 5:03:14:29
1990 61 35 Rothmans 3:12:56:06 Rothmans 3:12:56:06 4:14:36:39
1988 52 48 Moonduster 4:20:15:46 Lightning 5:13:27:46 5:04:43:16
1986 27 27 Mazda Drum 4:03:35:43 Spirit 5:02:49:19 4:22:49:10
1984 21 17 Moonduster 3:16:15:43 Moonduster 3:16:15:43 4:03:08:09
1982 17 13 Moonduster 4:03:45:25 Moonduster 4:03:45:25 4:16:27:58
1980 16 10 Force Tension 5:15:02:27 Raasay of Melfort 6:03:37:44 5:4:53:43