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Irish offshore sailor Jarlath Cunnane, the first Irish skipper to transit the northeast passage with Northabout in 2003-2004, has been among the first to congratulate Guo Chuan on his world record in transiting the treacherous 3240nm passage. “This is a great and…
After some slow-going over the weekend and yesterday, Guo Chuan and his crew of five on board Qingdao China have less than a day (24 hours) of sailing remaining -- just 300 miles to the finish in the Bering Strait…
After eight days sailing on the treacherous waters of the Arctic Ocean, skipper Guo Chuan has less than 1000nm remaining onboard his 97-foot trimaran Qingdao China in order to set the World Record for a non-stop sail of the Northeast…
Guo Chuan and his international crew of four sailors and one media crew, have reached the halfway point of their Arctic Ocean World Record Challenge, six days after departing from Murmansk, Russia and headed for the Bering Strait via the…
Experience met ambition this weekend, as Northern Ireland Artemis Offshore Academy sailor Andrew Baker teamed up with round the world sailor Mike Golding for the RORC Cherbourg Race.During the 75nm drag race to Cherbourg, France from Cowes, UK, Baker, from…
Chinese Skipper Embarks on Arctic Ocean Northeast Passage Record Bid
#NortheastPassage – Chinese skipper Guo Chuan, leading an international crew of 4 top sailors and one media crew set sail to challenge the non-stop sailing world record along Arctic Ocean Northeast passage today. The super trimaran Qingdao China, named after the…
The Transat Race Returns for 2016 and Heads to New York
The first ever single-handed ocean yacht race, that was originally staged in 1960, is set to return in 2016 when some of the world's best solo sailors and most spectacular yachts will take on the classic 2,800-mile course of The…
Large Fleet Expected For 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race
#RMSR - With less than three months to go, the Royal Malta Yacht Club is expecting another great fleet for the 36th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race this October. Entries for the 606-nautical-mile offshore race are rapidly coming in…
Lucky Claims Top Honours In Transatlantic Race 2015
#transatlanticrace – As predicted on on Monday July 13th, the Reichel/Pugh 63 Lucky has been confirmed as the overall winner of the Transatlantic Race 2015. Formerly owned in Australia by Stephen Ainsworth, the 2009-built Lucky – originally known as…
Superboat Loki Proves Lucky for Irish Sailors Maguire & Moore
#offshore – The Reichel-Pugh 63 Loki, which started life in 2009 under Stephen Ainsworth's ownership racing to many wins out of Sydney in the top Australian offshore classics, has continued her successful career under her new name of Lucky and…
Hugo Boss Just A Minute Ahead Of KIlcullen Voyager In SeaFest Open 60 Challenge Race
#Open60 - There was plenty of action on the water in and around Cork Harbour this afternoon (Sunday 12 July) as the Atlantic Youth Trust's IMOCA 60 Kilcullen Voyager took on the Alex Thomson-skippered Hugo Boss in a special challenge…
Change of Guard Oman Sail with Roland 'Bilou' Jourdain at the Helm
#offshore – After a thrilling Round Ireland world record last week that saw the Sultanate of Oman's flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail break Steve Fossett's 22-year-old time around the Emerald Isle, French skipper Sidney Gavignet and his 50% Omani crew high-tailed…
New Round Ireland Record Confirmed By World Sailing Speed Record Council
#roundireland - The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new Round Ireland Outright World Record set by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and a crew of 5 on the MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail. They completed the 698nm route on May…
Dun Laoghaire Sailor Is Class Winner of French 'Tour de Belle-Ile'
Dun Laoghaire offshore sailor Kenny Rumball has won his class in the Tour de Belle-Ile Race onboard the Open 7.50m 'Cool Runnings'. Rumball, the owner/operator of the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire, was crewing onboard the Jochem Visser skippered yacht…
It May Be A New Round Ireland Record But The Three Hour Margin Tells Us What A Great Job Lakota Did 22 Years Ago
#roundirelandrecord – At his fourth attempt, top French skipper Sidney Gavignet with the Mod 70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail has finally toppled the long-standing Round Ireland record set in September 1993 by American Steve Fossett with the 60ft trimaran Lakota, but…
Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record is Broken By Oman Multihull
#roundirelandspeedrecord – Musandam-Oman Sail - flagship of the Sultanate of Oman - completed the Round Ireland speed sailing record attempt this morning just before 1100 taking three hours off the 22–year–old record, breaking Steve Fossett's long standing record of 44…
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