Round Britain & Ireland Race

Started by the Royal Western in 1966, it is one of the international classics of short-handed sailing, and over the years has attracted the great names.

The next Round Britain and Ireland Race will start on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

This two-handed race which is only held every 4 years will start and finish in Plymouth.

The Race is open to all yachts and multihulls between 30’ and 50’ in length, crewed by two people only. Started by the Royal Western in 1966, it is one of the international classics of short-handed sailing, and over the years has attracted the great names. The course is clockwise around all of Great Britain & Ireland, and there are compulsory stops of 48 hours at Kinsale, Barra, Lerwick and Lowestoft. It is always a terrific test of endurance and seamanship, and not for the faint hearted.

View promotional videos of the race onboard the Class 40 yacht Fujifilm with Alex Bennett and Malcolm Dickinson

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