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Damian Foxall Set for 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre on Oman Sail
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#TJV – Ahead of the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) in November, Oman Air-Musandam skippers Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and Damian Foxall (IRL) are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations to become the first MOD70 champions of the event. Throughout the month…
Irish Youth Sailors Share in Nord Stream Race Success
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#nsr – Celebrations are in progress in Saint-Petersburg, Russia today as Team Great Britain onboard Swan 60 Tsaar Peter has just won the Nord Stream Race 2013 in the Gazprom Swan 60 Class! The British entry has two Irish youth…
Irish Youths on Great Britain Out in Front in NSR as Saint-Petersburg Finish Looms
Offshore
#nsr – Team Great Britain with Irish youth sailors James O'Mahony and Simon Johnson on board may have been new to the Nord Stream Race this year, but they are certainly not letting that hinder their performance, as they have…
Irish Youth Sailors Racing 800 Miles Offshore from Germany to Russia
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#nordstream  – The Nord Stream Race 2013 currently taking place in the Baltic Sea, with two Irish youth sailors among the entrants racing 800 nautical miles from Flensburg, Germany to Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Five teams are competing, Team GBR, Team Russia,…
Weather Troubled Irish Catamaran Arrives Safely In Cornwall
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#Offshore - A catamaran sailing from Ireland to Cornwall has arrived safely at Newlyn harbour after a 22-hour journey troubled by poor weather. As This Is Cornwall reports, the vessel was being monitored by Falmouth Coastguard after its original plans…
Two Irish Beneteau Yachts Entered for Malta's Middle Sea Race
Offshore
#middlesearace – Two Irish Beneteau designs, Paddy and Dermot Cronin's First 40.7 Encore (IRL8407) and Tony Tennyson/Des Kelliher's First 44.7 Gallileo (IRL 1944) from the National Yacht Club are already entered for the 34th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, starting and finishing in…
Ireland-Bound Couple In Stormy Waters With US Harbour
Offshore
#Offshore - A retired US couple bound for Ireland on their sailing yacht encountered a storm of a different kind when they sought safety from hurricane-force winds in the Port of New Bedford. According to Massachusetts news site South Coast…
Cork Sailor wins Canada's Van Isle 360 Offshore Race
Offshore
#vanisle360 – As his younger brother became the youngest ever Irish skipper to complete the Figaro race in Dieppe, France this morning, on the far side of the Atlantic George Kenefick steered the J109 Diva to victory in the marathon…
Royal Cork's Kenefick Leads Van Isle 360 Race
Offshore
#2013Van – George Kenefick, Afloat's 2011 Sailor of the Year, steering a J109, leads the Canadian Van Isle 360 offshore race, the Pacific northwest's so called version of the Fastnet or Sydney-Hobart. Kenefick, now based in Canada, is sailing on Jim…
Missing Solo Sailor Airlifted To Cork Hospital
Offshore
#Offshore - BBC News reports that a sailor who went missing last week during a solo voyage from Plymouth to Portugal has been located and airlifted to hospital after falling overboard. The 66-year-old man set off last Monday 10 June…
Foxall's Return to Famous Transatlantic Race Announced in Dublin
Offshore
#TransatJV – Kerry's Damian Foxall will use this week's Irish stop of the Route des Princes Multihull race to announce his next International offshore sailing campaign. The new venture by the Irish Volvo Ocean race winner and his French skipper Sidney…
French Sailor Smashes North Atlantic Speed Sailing Record By 16 Hours
Offshore
Francis Joyon has shattered the North Atlantic record: 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds or in other words a time that is 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds less than the previous record set by Thomas…
Round The Island Race Winners Give Advice On Eve Of 82nd Running
Offshore
#RTIR - Winning tactical advice from some well-known names and faces associated with the Round the Island Race has been posted online ahead of the latest edition of the iconic annual event at the Isle of Wight. Later today (31…
Sailing Couple Team Up On Water For Offshore Campaign
Offshore
They have already joined forces on land – and now two rising stars of solo sailing have teamed up on the water to launch a top-level double-handed racing campaign. Fiancées Dan Dytch and Emma Creighton will put their relationship through…
Joyon All Set to Tackle Legendary North Atlantic Record Between Ambrose Light & the Lizard
Offshore
Francis Joyon is in North Cove Marina in New York taking care of his maxi trimaran IDEC. Today, the official stand-by began as he awaits a weather opportunity to tackle the North Atlantic record between Ambrose Light and the Lizard.…
VOR Star Franck Cammas Steers Groupama 34 in Normandy Race
Offshore
100 yachts are expected in Le Havre from 3 to 9 June for the eighth running of Normandy Sailing Week. Around ten series will be racing during the week-long competition in Baie de Seine, North-East France. A number of events…

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