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Many whale species can be found in the waters of the mid Atlantic during the summer months - prompting vigilance for offshore yacht crews
Offshore
#Offshore - Offshore yachts beware this summer after three British sailors had a lucky escape when their yacht collided with a whale and sank in the mid Atlantic. According to Independent.ie, the trio from the Destiny of Scarborough were picked…
ISORA Competitor Rockabill VI, a JPK 10.80, skippered by Paul O'Higgins, was the winner of the third race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
ISORA
Once the ISORA fleet completes its fourth race to Arklow on Saturday, organisers have cooked up a novel and unique race five in the Averycrest sponsored series. Originally, it had been intended that ISORA would join with Howth Yacht Club…
Welsh offshore champion Stephen Tudor in J109 Sgrech is one of a handful of boats still expected to enter the 2017 D2D race to bring a total entry to 45 boats. See comment from Stephen Tudor below.
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
The interest and resulting entry for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle D2D Race has exceeded all our expectations, writes race organiser Adam Winkelmann. We now have 39 confirmed entries and expect to have close to 45 boats on the…
Greystones Sailing Club's Another Adventure (Daragh Cafferkey) is one of 32 ISORA boats racing to the County Wicklow port of Arklow this weekend
ISORA
Saturday's fourth ISORA race of the season starts from Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin and finishes in Arklow, County Wicklow. The 60–mile race will be the first ISORA visit to Arklow for many years and Arklow Sailing Club, as previously reported…
Join Jedi’s Crew Ahead Of 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race
Fastnet
#FastnetRace - Fancy joining a crew for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race? Then you’d better act fast — as a place has opened up on the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) team ahead of the offshore challenge later…
Three hulls, but not what you might have imagined,” said Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner, revealing the choice of the next generation One Design boats, and referencing the difficult decision of whether to opt for a monohull or multihull design for the ocean legs, a subject that has been passionately debated by Volvo Ocean Race fans
Volvo Ocean Race
Billed as the 'most radical shake-up of the world’s leading round the world race since 1973', the Volvo Ocean Race today unveiled a series of radical initiatives that will create the toughest all-round test in professional sailing and strengthen the…
The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag
Volvo Ocean Race
The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today. The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and…
A competitor in the Class 40 Normandy Channel Race at the Fastnet Rock off the Cork coast
Offshore
It’s been a studious, laborious night for the 20 competitors still out on the offshore race track in the Normandy Channel Race. The SW’ly wind is right on the nose as they continue to battle towards Fastnet Rock after rounding…
Hawaii celebrations – crew on board for the record–breaking run were: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Fletcher Kennedy, Justin Slattery, Pete Cumming, Henry Bomby and David Swete
Offshore
County Cork's Justin Slattery onboard Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo3 swept past Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy at 4:32:18am local time in Hawaii today, to shave an hour off the previous record Transpacific record. The total elapsed time was 3 days, 16 hours…
The HYC team are swapping their usual Corby 27 for the Mark Mills design DK46 Maserati Hydra in the Mediterranean's oldest offshore race next month
Howth YC
#HYC - Kieran Jameson’s Howth Yacht Club team aim to tick another one off their offshore ‘bucket list’ this summer as they charter a keelboat for the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The core group of Jameson, brothers Darren and Michael Wright,…
It was a slow start for Justin Slattery's Transpacific Record on Phaedo 3
Offshore
County Cork's Justin Slattery, a double Volvo Ocean Race Winner, and the rest of the Phaedo 3 crew are expected into Hawaii in the early hours of Tuesday am, hopefully with the WSSRC Transpacific Record in the bag. As Afloat.ie reported…
Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's JPK 10.80 Dream Pearls
RORC
In a weekend that saw the only Irish JPK10.80, Rockabill VI, win the biggest ISORA race for many years, Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's sister ship Dream Pearls has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club's De Guingand Bowl Race. In…
Thew new IC37 Design
Offshore
After a decade of competition with the Swan 42 One-Design sailboat, the New York Yacht Club has announced a new class that will carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, sailing’s Corinthian interclub competition, into its second decade.…
On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Ireland's Justin Slattery (left), David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy & Henry Bomby
Offshore
Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock in California last Friday morning was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo3 headed towards the official start point of the WSSRC Transpacific Record writes Rachel Fallon Langdon. After waiting…
The new Hanse 445. Derek Matthews Pleoine of Dee, ECHO overall winner in today’s ISORA Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire race, is the first of this marque in local waters.
ISORA
Paul O’Higgins JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has won overall in a fast ISORA Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Race today writes W M Nixon. After the 0800hr start, a blistering pace was set in a rising southwest to south wind which obligingly backed…
Two-Hander 'Bam' From Howth Yacht Club Takes Early Lead in ISORA Holyhead–Dun Laoghaire Race (Tracker HERE!)
ISORA
Howth Yacht Club's Conor Fogerty is the early IRC leader in this morning's ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Fogerty's two–handed Jeanneau Sun Fast leads from Welsh yacht Jackknife with Royal Irish Yacht Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) third and…

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