Multihull class Team Concise  is to enter three boats  – the MOD 70 and two Class 40 boats – in the 2016 Round Ireland Yacht Race. This is the first time that multihulls have been invited to compete.Team Concise

Multihull, Team Concise

The multihulls will compete against each other for a new race trophy and course record. Last May, Omani trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail set a new Ireland circumnavigation record of 1 day, 16 hours, 51 minutes and 57 seconds, but not in a ‘race setting’.

The Round Ireland race record (for monohulls) is held by Mike Slade who completed the race in 2 days, 17 hours, 48 minutes and 47 seconds, in ICAP Leopard 3 in 2008.

Another ‘first’ for 2016 is a trophy for the best sailing school boat on corrected time. The race officially opens for entries in January but early expressions of interest can be registered at [email protected]