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UPDATE (Noon): Round Ireland Record – Mod 70 Reaching Half Way Point
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#roundirelandspeedrecord – With arguably the hardest part of the 700–mile journey already over, the northabout Oman Sail Trimaran is 75–miles off the Sligo/Mayo coast and on target to break the Round Ireland Speed Sailing record of one day and 20…
Newport to Bermuda Sailing Record Shattered
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#‎lendingclub‬ – Renaud Laplanche, co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, and the crew of the 105' trimaran Lending Club 2 have today established a new world sailing speed record for the 635-nautical mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Kitchen…
Trimaran Sets World Speed Sailing Record On English Channel
Offshore
#englishchannelsailing – The San Francisco-based Lending Club report that its CEO Renaud Laplanche and co-skipper Ryan Breymaier established a new world speed sailing record across the English Channel. The sailors went from the Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes, Isle of Wight…
American Sailor Rescued After 66-Day Survival At Sea
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#Offshore - They say you should never leave port on a Friday – and following his rescue after more than two months lost at sea, American sailor Louis Jordan will surely be ruing that decision! As TheJournal.ie reports, the 36-year-old…
New Book Tells Story Of Britain's First Floating Off-Licence
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#BaccyBoat - It was a tale almost too good to be true when a cheeky sailor opened a tax-free floating off-licence in international waters just off the British coast a decade ago. But now Phil Berriman has written a new book,…
Sailing Robot To Retrace Brendan The Navigator's Legendary Voyage
Offshore
#Sailbot - The Canadian engineers behind the latest robotic boat challenger to cross the Atlantic unaided have told The Sunday Times' Gabrielle Monaghan about their hopes for the project this summer. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the team from the…
Foxall & Kenefick Perform in Persian Gulf
Offshore
#tourofarabia – Cork and Kerry offshore sailors continue a strong performance in the Persian Gulf this week with Damian Foxall's Oman sail/EFG crew outwitting Crosshaven's David Kenefick sailing on Team Averda to lead the Tour of Arabia. 'Brutal conditions' were reported…
Irish Offshore Sailors Damian Foxall & David Kenefick to Race Tour Of Arabia
Offshore
#offshore – A record number of teams – including Ireland's Damian Foxall and David Kenefick–  will line up at the start of the annual EFG Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) on February 15. Cork based Kenefck will be a driver/…
Robot Sailing Team Preps For Canada-to-Dingle Transatlantic Challenge
Offshore
#Robots - Engineering students in Vancouver are hard at work prepping their challenger for the title of first boat to cross the Atlantic completely unmanned. As reported on Afloat.ie last October, the robotic sailboat team at the University of British…
Sailor Who Sought Shelter In Aran Islands Completes His Voyage
Offshore
#Offshore - Last October, a Canadian solo yachtsman made the news when he was taken in by the residents of Inis Mór in the Aran Islands after a tumultuous Atlantic Ocean crossing. And now The Irish Times reports that Erkan…
How To Stay Connected On Your Boat Offshore
Offshore
#Offshore - Mobile connectivity is better than ever, but can still be a challenge offshore, with cellular reception on most networks limited to a few miles off the coast at best. Any further than that, and expensive satellite set-ups are…
Alex Thomson Explains Dismasting Incident That Took Hugo Boss Out Of Barcelona World Race
Offshore
#BarcelonaWorldRace - "One of the most painful experiences of my sporting life" is how Alex Thomson describes the dismasting incident on the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss that took him and Alex Pepe out of the Barcelona World Race. As previously…
Barcelona World Race Leader 'Hugo Boss' Dismasted Off Brazil
Offshore
#barcelonaworldrace – 14 days into the race and 2 race records broken, Alex & Pepe were making brilliant progress in the Barcelona World race until HUGO BOSS lost their rig yesterday evening at 21.02 GMT, 370 nautical miles off the coast…
Hugo Boss Lead in Barcelona World Race
Offshore
#bwr_2014 – In the Barcelona World Race British entry Hugo Boss have consolidated over the course of last night, gybing back from their position in the east of the pack, to line up in the front of their rivals with…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnson Claims Third In Route Du Rhum
Offshore
#RouteDuRhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnson has surprised even himself by claiming a podium place in the Route du Rhum transatlantic offshore solo sailing challenge. The 75-year-old sailing legend completed the more than 3,500-mile course from St Malo in Brittany to…
Route Du Rhum Has Dramatic First Night With 15 Incidents in Transatlantic Race
Offshore
#routedurhum – It has been a dramatic night with 15 incidents across the classes, including a collision between an Ultime trimaran and a cargo ship, the air rescue of a sailor after his boat lost its keel and overturned, and a…

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