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Ocean Sprint 4 gets underway in World Offshore Race
Offshore
It was Polish ocean racer Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski who took an early lead over his race rivals as the fourth ocean sprint of the five Oceans race got underway from Punta del Este today. The 36-year-old former Polish national dinghy…
Irishman to Row Indian Ocean Naked
Offshore
The Daily Edge reports on an Irishman who has announced plans to be the youngest man to row across the Indian Ocean - naked. Keith Whelan, 30, intends to row the 6,000km route from Australia to Mauritius completely naked in…
Three Boats arrive in Punta del Este within 80 minutes
Offshore
THE third ocean sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS came to the most incredibly thrilling climax today with Polish ocean racer Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski beating British rival Chris Stanmore-Major to second place by just 40 seconds. It is the closest ever…
Two Irish Boats for Transatlantic Race 2011
Offshore
Two big names in Irish offshore racing are among the 30-boat fleet preparing for the Transatlantic Race 2011 (TR 2011) this June. Last night the organisers, the Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm…
Will the 80th Round the Island Race be another Record Breaker?
Offshore
Peta Stuart-Hunt highlights some interesting entries for the 2011 Race taking place on 25th June Since online entries for this historic 80th Anniversary Race opened in mid-January, the Entries team has been besieged, already processing 367 entries (at the time…
Sailing Firm Fined Over Safety Breaches
Offshore
The director of a sailing firm who sent students across the Atlantic on an unsafe yacht with an unqualified captain has been fined and ordered to pay costs by a British court. According to the Isle of Wight County Press,…
Rowers Pass Halfway Point in Atlantic Record Attempt
Offshore
The Sara G and her crew are less than 1,000 miles from Barbados in their attempt to break the world record for the fastest Alantic crossing by an ocean rowing boat. As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the six-man crew -…
Velux 5 Oceans: Windy Start to Ocean Sprint 3
Offshore
The Velux 5 Oceans website has posted a video preview ahead of the third ocean sprint stage in the marathon round-the-world yacht race. http://www.velux5oceans.com/latest-news/#/latest-news/cape-horn-awaits-preview-to-ocean-sprint-3/1416 The third stage, which kicks off tomorrow, will take the four competing yachts across the Pacific…
Gutkowski Second in Spring Leg
Offshore
Polish solo sailor Zbigniew Gutkowski took second place in ocean sprint two of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world race. The 36-year-old skipper from Gdansk crossed the finish line in Wellington, New Zealand, on his Eco yacht Operon Racing at 6.27am…
Opportunity Knocks for Antigua Sailing Week
Offshore
With less then four months until the start of Antigua Sailing Week, entries are coming in fast and plans are well underway to make the most famous regatta in the Caribbean, a truly memorable event. If you want to take…
Beneteau Celebrates Success Down Under
Offshore
French Manufacturer Beneteau, the world's largest production yacht builder is celebrating success in December's Sydney-Hobart race. Following the historic success of 2009 when two FIRSTs occupied the first two places in the overall IRC and ORC rankings, the 2010 race…
Velux 5 Oceans Skippers Prepare for Storm
Offshore
Velux 5 Oceans skippers are battening down the hatches as a summer storm surges towards the fleet in the Southern Ocean - with giants swells and winds of more than 40 knots expected. “I’m a little anxious, I want to…
Dick Goes in Search of Double Win
Offshore
 Three years after his victory in the first Barcelona World Race with Damian Foxall (in 92 days, 09 hours, 49 minutes and 49 seconds at an average speed of 11.13 knots), Jean-Pierre Dick is doing the double-handed three cape route…
Foxall Recalls Barcelona Race
Offshore
In February 2008 Caherddaniel sailor Damian Foxall with Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) crossed the finish line of the first ever Barcelona World RACE as winners onboard Paprec-Virbac 2. Now the Barcelona Race organisers have released an eve of race interview…
Fleet Arrives in Hobart
Offshore

Fleet Arrives in Hobart

29th December 2010
Sean Langman and Anthony Bell's 100-foot super maxi Investec Loyal was the second yacht across the finish line of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, arriving last night just after midnight, three and a half hours behind the provisional line…
Bass Strait Lives up to Tough Reputation
Offshore
The forecast gale-force conditions made good today for the bulk of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet with yachts experiencing 40-50 knots of gale to storm-force winds from the west-southwest -- together with massive seas. The toll today was…

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