Round Ireland Race 2018

The Round Ireland Race is a fantastic 704 nautical mile race around Ireland, starting from Wicklow. 

For 2018 we will be racing on our Beneteau First 40, which is proving itself to be a very comfortable and competitive racing yacht, the perfect balance for this event!

The Round Ireland Race is well known for the diversity of conditions you can expect to face, ranging from tacking battles along the North or South Coasts and usually a Atlantic Ocean sleigh ride down the West Coast!

You are never too far from shore which provides fantastic scenery and a great backdrop to the 5 day race. You will experience a great sense of achievement after circumnavigating Ireland; it is one of the true offshore classics.

Arthur downwind

Over the past few years Sailing Logic have developed a structured training programme, which builds your racing skills, develops team work and includes offshore qualifying races. 

This campaign builds on this core structure but also includes a fantastic opportunity to deliver the yacht to and from Ireland, providing you with an additional 800NM of offshore sailing at no extra cost, which will contribute greatly towards an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification

New for 2018 our campaign also includes a day of racing in the Warsash Spring Series to boost crew work in manoeuvres. 

Offshore Racing Helming Sailing Logic

At Sailing Logic we have a passion for offshore racing and actively encourage new faces to our offshore racing crews.  

To find out more please call our shore support team on 023 80 456 360 or e-mail

Experience Required
To join the Round Ireland campaign you preferably have some offshore sailing or racing experience. If you are new to sailing or racing or have any questions about your experience, please contact us and we'll be happy to advise you, alternativly check out our Intro to Racing courses.

2018 Dates :
          Training Weekend - 21-22 April 2018
          RORC Qualifying Race (Cervantes) - 5-7 May 2018
          RORC Qualifying Race (Myth of Malham/Eddystone) - 26 - 28 May 2018
          Delivery to Ireland - 25-29 June 2018
          RORC Round Ireland Race - starts 30 June 2018
          Delivery back to Hamble - 7-9 July 2018

Cost:  £3,250 per person. (£850 deposit to book on + 3 x £800 installments) 


What is included?
All race entry and mooring fees, 1 on-the-water training weekend including inshore racing in Warsash Spring Series, 2 qualifying RORC  races, the delivery to Ireland, the Round Ireland race and the optional return delivery home, professional racing skipper and mate, accommodation on board whilst at sea, food aboard yacht whilst racing and training, branded team shirt and crew jacket to keep. 

Estimated Time off work: 6.5 days (+5 days for each delivery)

How to Book: Bookings now being taken for 2018! Payment of £850 deposit to secure your place with 3 further installments of £800 due 1st March 2018, 1st April, 1st May.  Download the below booking form and email to or call Book Online.


2018 Booking Form 

Please be aware that there are qualifying criteria for the Round Ireland Race. If we don't complete one of the qualifying races (eg retire due light winds), the delivery to Ireland may become a requirement for at least half of the crew.