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Kid's Four Foot Yacht Completes Transatlantic Mission
Offshore
A four foot yacht containing goodwill messages from children in the US state of Maine has landed on the west coast of Ireland, more than a year after it was launched. The craft survived at least two hurricanes on its journey…
Bullens in Five Oceans Race Pitstop
Offshore
Skipper Christophe Bullens in the Velux Five Oceans race has been forced to head for port after his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too was damaged in strong winds in the North Atlantic. The 49-year-old Belgian singlehander was sailing near…
Moore Plays Role in Lucky's Break
Offshore
Today, in the ancient fortress city of Valletta, the former 16th century "Sacra Infermeria" of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, was host to the prize giving for the 31st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race.  Close to…
Irish Sailors Tell of 'Vicious' Conditions in the Med
Offshore
Both Irish skippers who retired from the Rolex Middle Sea Race that finishes today at the Royal Malta Yacht Club have described the 'vicious' conditions encountered in the Mediterranean this week. The fleet suffered several knowdowns and at least one…
Dun Laoghaire's 'Legally Brunette' Retires from Middle Sea Race
Offshore
In the closing stages of the Rolex Middle Sea Race today Ireland's only boat in the race, Legally Brunette from Dun Laoghaire is reported as 'retired'. 32 boats have finished the race and 32 are still racing. Retired boats reported…
Foxall Podcast from Volvo Ocean Race
Offshore
Top Irish offshore sailor Damian Foxall, now sailing with team Groupama in the next Volvo Ocean Race is on this weeks podcast from the VOR team. He's talking about the Route de Rhum. Find him HERE
All to Play for in Middle Sea Race
Offshore
The group of boats that arrived at the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour this afternoon spent most of the 600 miles within reach of each other, and how they made some key tactical decisions along the way would make or…
Fleet Ready for Malta Race
Offshore
The bulk of the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet is situated in Grand Harbour, the waterfront area of Valletta, specifically in Galley Creek, the body of water that lies between Fort Saint Angelo and Fort Saint Michael. Towering above the…
Irish Sea Robotic Yacht Disappears
Offshore
An unmanned robotic yacht launched as part of a transatlantic challenge last month has disappeared without trace after going in the wrong direction. It was the first time scientists at Aberystwyth University on the West Coast of Wales had attempted the…
Hurley et al Prepare for Middle Sea Adventure
Offshore
Dark clouds scudded across the sky over Valletta, bringing with it wind pressure for the ten boats that took to the start line for a coastal race in advance of Saturday's start of the premier event, the Rolex Middle Sea…
Middle Sea Race Starts on Saturday
Offshore
Flying into Malta it's hard not to be struck by the landscape: the buildings all a blinding beige in the hot sun, the landscape fairly arid and dry. It's more reminiscent of the Northern African coast, which is only 155…
Five Start 'Five Oceans' Round the World Race
Offshore
And they're off! With the sun shining brightly and a fresh breeze blowing, the five international skippers in the Velux 5 Oceans blasted across the start line beginning a 30,000-mile adventure around the globe. It was the start of an…
Investigators Praise Pilot Who Ditched Into Irish Sea
Offshore
The pilot of a light aircraft that ditched into the Irish Sea last year has been commended for his flying skills and quick thinking after taking the plane down safely. John O'Shaughnessy was flying the two-seater plane from Wales to…
First UK Offshore Sailing Academy Squad Selected
Offshore
Nine solo offshore sailing hopefuls, from across the UK,  have today been selected as the first Development Squad of the Artemis Offshore Academy.  The Academy, sponsored by the investment management company Artemis, was set up earlier this year to nurture…
€10,000 Up for Grabs in Five Oceans Game
Offshore
Sailing fans and armchair experts can now compete in their own Ultimate Solo Challenge from the comfort of their own homes with the VELUX 5 OCEANS Virtual Regatta game. What's more, there's €10,000 of prize money up for grabs for…
60 Register (including one Irish) for Middle Sea Race
Offshore
With just a month to go until the start of the 2010 Rolex Middle Sea Race, over 60 yachts have registered for this ever-challenging 606-nautical mile offshore race, which starts from Grand Harbour in Malta on 23 October 2010. There…
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