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Adventure offered by Germaine

13 days
Available in English
Held biennially, The Round Ireland is Ireland’s premier offshore yacht race. At just over 700 nautical miles, over five days, it is the second longest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club calendar and is one of the true classics of the racing world. Originally taking place in 1980 with only thirteen boats, the fleet has grown steadily in the past 40 years and now attracts a record 64 entrants from all over the world, ranging from small yachts to high performance catamarans.

The course is simple; leave from Wickow on Ireland’s east coast, then keep it’s rocky outcrops to starboard as the fleet heads south. This naturally lends itself to creating one of the most picturesque and stunning race courses in the sailing calendar. At times it can be both challenging and varied; from battling Atlantic squalls to wind shadows and holes, this is not a cruise but a challenge to be conquered and something to be proud of.

Hosted by Wicklow Sailing Club, there are plenty of recognisable names and impressive boats and with the Royal Irish Yacht Club acting as the Dublin hosts, larger boats can also compete. Big or small, all boats are treated with the same wonderful Irish hospitality, famously known as the Warm Wicklow Welcome.

We also include the option of delivery and return mile builders.

*** The Round Ireland Yacht Race 2024 has been confirmed to begin June 22nd, however, the exact schedule has yet to be released. We do not believe the dates below will be altered, but please occasionally check this page as we will be updating it as soon as the full official schedule is released.
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    The Round Ireland Yacht Race 2024 has been confirmed to begin June 22nd, however, the exact schedule has yet to be released. We do not believe the dates below will be altered, but please occasionally check this page as we will be updating it as soon as the full official schedule is released.

    16th June 2024 Arrival in Hamble & Departure for Milebuilder delivery
    Arrival in Hamble and welcome on the yacht at Port Hamble Marina. Meet your skipper and crew at 10.00am, followed by a safety brief and an overview of the mile builder route to Wicklow. You will spend the morning getting to know your crew, followed by provisioning, getting the boat ready and leaving at 12.00pm for the overnight sail to Torquay.

    17th June 2024 Arrival in Torquay
    After the first leg from Hamble the plan is to arrive in Torquay in the evening for a nice dinner and some rest before the rest of the mile builder delivery.

    18th June 2024 Departure from Torquay & Milebuilder Delivery to Ireland
    At 10.00am additional crew members joining in Torquay will be welcomed on the boat. After a further safety brief and getting the boat ready, departure will be at 12.00pm towards Wicklow.

    19th June 2024 Arrival in Wicklow & Boat Prep
    After arrival in Wicklow, a shower and some food the skipper will outline the maintenance and training programme for the next 2 days in preparation for the race.

    20th June 2024 Training Day 1
    After breakfast you will continue to get the boat and the crew ready for the race and commence with race training to make a proper race team out of the crew.

    21st June 2024 Training Day 2 & Skipper Briefing
    After further boat prep and training the skipper will join the Skipper Reception and Briefing with one further crew member.

    22nd June 2024 Race Start
    14:00pm — Race start. Starting at Wicklow Sailing Club, leave Ireland and all its islands excluding Rockall to starboard.

    27th June 2024 Race-Finish
    Typically, and dependent on the weather it takes about 5 days to get around the approximately 704nm course. With a watch system, you will get more experience of what it means to participate in a race while sharing the excitement and the sense of achievement with your crew members when finally crossing that finish line.

    28th June 2024 Prize-giving
    Celebrate your efforts with your crew and the other participants at the Pricegiving and final party.
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Full joining instructions will be provided once booked, however, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

complete list of what is included in the price: Race Entry, Yacht Charter, Accommodation on board (shared cabins), Meals at sea (self service), Certified Professional Skipper, Basic Training, Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water), Mooring Fees, Insurance for the yacht, Lifejacket, Personal locating beacon,

complet list of what is NOT included in the price: Airfares, Meals offboard, Transfers airport-marina-airport, Shore based accommodation, Wet gear, Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail).

please do not hesitate to contact us for more details
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Meet Germaine, the coordinator
3 reviews At Sailwiz since 2019
As an RYA Instructor Germaine enjoys passing on his experience to others and finding ways of sharing his passion for this sport with as many people as possible. This is what inspired him to create a not for profit organisation that gives people the opportunities that normally allude them. An excellent problem solver
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Additional Information

  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included
  • Insurance
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
  • Parking
  • Flights
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  • Wire transfer

4.5 · 3 reviews

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    October of 2023
    Exceptional, complete, hard and demanding. A challenge that requires the capacity for suffering, the navigation is continuous without respites or stops, guard changes every 4 hours, warm bed. IT IS AN EXPERIENCE TO REPEAT after recovery
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    Reply from Germaine
    Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate having you on board and the skipper Will speaks very highly of you.

    All the best
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    September of 2023
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    September of 2022
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  • 16 Jun · 13 days
    Confirmed, 9 places available
    2100 € /person
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