Volvo Round Ireland

Volvo Round Ireland

Volvo Round Ireland
Easily the best offshore race in the World, and I have done most of the others.
Round Ireland, a natural course if ever there was one. Beautiful scenery, superb hospitality and great sailing. At 708 miles it is not a race to be taken lightly and we are looking for team members with some experience.

Wild Spirit has completed the bi-annual race 3 times and last time we were 2nd in the sea school class beating our rivals Irish Offshore Sea School who had taken first sea school place in the 2015 Fastnet.
We have a 2 week programme as we have some of our overseas team members joining the team and Wild Spirit will be based in Scotland for 2018.
Meet Friday evening 23rd June at Troon Yacht Haven—easy via Glasgow airport or Prestwick.
We sail and train as we go down to Wicklow for the start on Saturday 30th June.
In previous races we have finished on Thursday or early Friday and then there is a bit of partying to be sure!

Easy to get to Dublin airport for flights home or we will probably have a Yachtmaster prep course with a couple of people taking the exam on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th July, possibly Dun Laoghaire or could be from Troon.
We will also have a slightly bigger package for those who can get to the Solent easily. This will include a training Weekend in early march plus the Easter races to Cherbourg and back, a place on one of the mile builders is also included and at £1950 including the above plus VRIR it represents outstanding value.