Organisers at Wicklow Sailing Club have today announced their decision to postpone by two months the start of the biennial SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
The new start date for the 704-mile race will be Saturday 22nd August 2020 subject to government guidelines.
“Even under the most optimistic scenario, our traditional start date of mid-June would not be possible,” commented Kyran O’Grady, Race Director at Wicklow Sailing Club. “However, we believe that there is a suitable late-Summer fixtures window that can still deliver a great race. We will keep updated guidelines under constant review as we plan for the new date.” More here.
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