Every second year, eager sailors in four different classes of boats leave from Wicklow Harbour and sail around Ireland in the BMW Round Ireland yacht race. They finish back where they started more than three days later. The race record of 76 hours, 23 minutes and 57 seconds was set in 1989 by Colm Barrington, who was the skipper of Jeep Cherokee. What it is:
The race was established by the Wicklow Sailing Club in 1980 and past competitors...
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