being organised by those nice people at Rib International Magazine:
"Following the success of the RB4 Round Britain RIB Challenge, event organiser RIB Events has announced formal details for its 2002 offshore adventure, Round Ireland 2002, in association with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The event will run from July 27 to August 3 2002.
The Round Ireland RIB Challenge will be open to all makes and sizes of offshore RIB of 5.5m and upward though final entries shall be subject to all participating crew members and their vessels satisfying the screening of their applications by the Round Ireland Event/RNLI Safety Committees.
The Challenge will take in some 800 miles of the most testing coastal waters the North Atlantic region has to offer. Event to start and finish from Kilmore Quay, in County Waterford with legs to include; Baltimore, Kilkee, Newport, Killybegs, Cushendall, and Dublin. The event will also be an RNLI fundraising activity with all teams having to raise a minimum of '100 pounds at the time of submitting their entrance fee.
For further information please apply via email Jo Kemp, Round Ireland Event Coordinator, email@example.com
no later May 31, 2002 for full event application papers. "
I ask out of idle curiosity and genuine interest!