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Sevenstar Sponsor The Round Britain And Ireland Race 2010

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce Sevenstar as the title sponsor of the non-stop race around Britain and Ireland to be called the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The race will start on Monday 23rd August 2010.

Sevenstar the specialist yacht and motorboat shipping company sponsored the race in 2006. Managing Director Richard Klabbers, one of the competitors in the race, is delighted that RORC are running the race in 2010. "The 2006 race was one of the toughest tests I have experienced in my sailing career and also one of the most fulfilling," said Richard.

The fully crewed non-stop race covers 1760 miles and is open to IRC, IMOCA 60s, Class 40s and Multihulls who will race clockwise around Britain and Ireland, starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The diverse international fleet will attract seasoned RORC members as well as less experienced sailors. The race is a "must do race” for serious offshore sailors and will be a real challenge.

RORC Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen is delighted with the initial interest in the event. "Even at this early stage interest has been received from Mike Slade with his 100 foot super maxi, ‘ICAP Leopard’, Karl Kwok from Hong Kong with his Farr 80 ‘Beau Geste’, and from the USA, Jens Kuehne in the Reichel Pugh 48 'Sjambock'. The 2006 winner 'Chieftain'. the Cookson 50, will also be competing. The boat is now called ‘Lee Overlay Partners’ and the new owner Adrian Lee has already had success in winning the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600.” The last race attracted 25 entries but the RORC anticipates a bigger entry in 2010.

Enquiries are open for the race starting on Monday 23rd August 2010 via the Royal Ocean Racing Club: www.rorc.org

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