20 June 2012

And we’re almost off.

Three yachts will start the 1st Round Rockall Race from Galway on Sunday June 24th.

Jamie Young on “Killary Flyer”, Barry Hurley on “Dinah” and Germany’s “Bank von Bremen”, entered by Torsten Messer. The two Irish entries are in Galway Harbour ready for the off while the German entry passed Cape Wrath, Northern Scotland, yesterday afternoon and are due in Galway Harbour on Thursday evening.

Switzerland’s Ralph Villiger has been forced to withdraw his entry, sadly his yacht “Ntombifuti” would not have been ready on time.

Boats will have safety inspections over the weekend and skippers will have their certs. and entry qualifications validated.

We’re pleased that we have come this far, and wish the competitors safe and fair sailing. Thank you to all those who have supported us. This website will be updated as we approach the start, and during the race.