SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race 15th – 23rd June 2022

The second-longest race in the RORC calendar, this race first took place in 1980 with only thirteen boats. Since then, held biennially, the fleet has grown steadily, attracting entrants from all over the world. 

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • Pre-departure Safety Briefing
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

The Race – Round Ireland

Starting and Finishing at Wicklow, leave Ireland and all its islands excluding Rockall to starboard. The distance is approximately 704 nautical miles.

Training Days: Wednesday 15th June – Friday 17th June 2022

Race Start: Saturday 18th June 2022

Join the team in Dún Laoghaire to meet the boat, professional crew and meet your fellow teammates!

There will be three days of training including 1 day alongside training and preparation and 2 days on the water training. The training will focus on a safety brief, deck, winch and backstay briefs, MOB drills and sail changes. Following this, an early start on Saturday for race start in Wicklow.

There will be a Skipper, and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

You are split into 2 watches. The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him. The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive. They also do all the cooking and cleaning so you get to focus on racing.

For more information and the history of the race please visit the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race website.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability

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