New sponsor for Wicklow’s Round Ireland Yacht Race

Sailing contest now open to multi-hulled boats

8th May, 2016
Theo Phelan, organiser of the Round Ireland Yacht Race Picture: Maura Hickey

A new sponsorship deal has put the wind behind the sails of the Round Ireland Yacht Race, which Wicklow Chamber of Commerce estimates will generate over €1 million for its local economy.

The biennial race, which has been running for 36 years and hopes to feature 50 yachts this year, is expected to double the population of Wicklow town for a weekend in June.

The event peaked in 2008 with 60 yachts taking part, but numbers have...

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