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The MOD 70 Phaedo3 now currently holds four World Sailing Speed Records after the World Sailing Speed Record Council officially ratified all of Phaedo3’s record runs last month. Below are the official numbers from John Reed of the WSSRC: Record: Fastnet.…
Offshore
The first 24 hours of the 12th edition of the offshore Transat Jacques Vabre race, the two handed race from Le Havre in France to Itajaí, Brazil have been fast in a building breeze and at least some of the…
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Malahide Yacht Club's Dermot Cronin sailing with his son Paddy has won the double–handed division of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The stand out international result for the Irish double–hander was achieved on his Beneteau 40.7 Encore.  Encore from Malahide on…
Offshore
Michele Galli's Italian TP52, B2 have been confirmed by the Royal Malta Yacht Club as the overall winner of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race, posting the best corrected time under the IRC handicap rule. After over three days of…
Offshore
This US Coast Guard video shows the stricken sailor riding several waves before jumping head first over the railing of a rescue ship. The yachtsman's dramatic leap, with his cat, to safety from his disabled yacht was made some 400 miles…
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Last night produced one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and it had an Irish dimension thanks to the presence of Carrickfergus navigator Ian Moore. Two yachts finished within sight of each…
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Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD 70, Phaedo3, co-skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 00.09.41 CET on Tuesday 20th October in…
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Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD 70, Phaedo3, co-skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 00.09.41 CET on Tuesday 20th October in…
Offshore
As the sun rose over Stromboli on the third day of the offshore Rolex Middle Sea Race, close to half of the 111-strong fleet had passed the active volcano on the northeastern most point on the 608-mile course. American Maxi,…
Offshore
Carrickfergus sailor Ian Moore, navigator on Vincenzo Onorato's Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino, reported feeling mixed emotions on board this afternoon in the second day of the Middle Sea race. “Just having a cold beer and some antipasti to celebrate getting…
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Light Northwesterly winds for the next two days will test even the most experienced offshore sailors in the Middle Sea race from Malta today. The search is on for the quickest way to get out ahead of the pack in…
Offshore
The 2015 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, will start this Saturday, 17th October, in Grand Harbour, Malta. For the second year in succession, well over 100 yachts will be competing, flying…
Offshore
Guo Chuan and his trimaran Qingdao China arrived back in his hometown of Qingdao last week. After 25 days of sailing on the sea since the departure from Murmansk, local media and fans waited for Qingdao China’s arrival early in…
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#RolexMiddleSea - Irish solo sailing sensation David Kenefick will be racing in company abroad the Artemis IMOCA 60 that's currently en route to the Rolex Middle Sea Race tat starts on Saturday 17 October. The Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year…
Offshore
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has announced that 100 yachts have now entered its 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race. The 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race starts on Saturday 17th October.  The 36th edition of the race has attracted competitors…
Offshore
Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan's dream of competing in this year's Mini–Transat came true yesterday when the County Meath man departed Douarnenez in France and embarked on his 4000–mile race.  It’s hard to imagine better conditions for the start of the…
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