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Four Yachtsmen Feared Lost In Mid Atlantic
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#Offshore - Mail Online reports that four British sailors are missing at sea after their yacht is thought to have capsized midway across the Atlantic. Paul Goslin (56), Steve Warren (52) James Male (23) and 21-year-old skipper have been named…
Alex Thomspon Hugo Boss Yacht Breaks Mast in Atlantic Crossing
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#hugoboss – Alex Thomspon's Hugo Boss Yacht that called into Cork Harbour marina en route to New York from Southampton in late April has broken its mast during the Atlantic Crossing. Last Friday morning whilst sailing upwind at 25 knots,…
Hugo Boss Open 60 Stops Off At Cork Harbour Marina
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#Offshore - The Open 60 Hugo Boss made a surprise visit to Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown Bay at the weekend, giving some 50 local junior sailors a tour of the vessel - and hopefully inspiring their future in offshore…
Earthquake In Bristol Channel Rattles Windows - And Nerves
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#Offshore - Offshore sailors had best beware of some unusual tectonic activity between Britain and Ireland as of late, with the Bristol Channel experiencing its largest ever earthquake last month. According to Met Éireann, the 4.1 magnitude quake on 20…
Former Green Dragon Skipper is First Entry into RORC's Round Britain & Ireland Race
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#rorc – Former Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker's Volvo Ocean 65 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was quick off the mark to confirm its participation with Azzam (Determination) in the RORC's toughest race of the year - The Sevenstar Round Britain…
Charter a Boat for the Tour de France à La Voile
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#tourvoile – Every year since 1978 one of the longest and toughest sailing events in the world has taken place as most of France basks on the beach. The Tour de France à la voile is unique, a multi-stage race,…
Rambler We Hardly Know You....
Offshore
Last time the Irish maritime community were paying full attention to the super-maxi Rambler 100, she was white all over, she'd no keel, and she was upside down after her capsize near the Fastnet Rock during the race of 2011…
British Class 40 Concise 8 Abandons Transat Jacques Vabre
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#jacquesvabre – British co-skippers Ned Collier Wakefield and Sam Goodchild are safely in Muros, NW Spain with their Class 40, Concise 8 this morning, having confirmed their abandonment from the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race from Le Havre to…
Spindrift 2 Smashes Discovery Route Record
Offshore
#WorldRecord - Six days, 14 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds: that's the new time to beat after the crew of Spindrift 2 smashed the previous Discovery route record by more than 20 hours. The world's largest racing trimaran crossed…
Spindrift 2 Enters Final Stretch Of Atlantic Record Attempt
Offshore
#WorldRecord - Now on day six of their Discovery route record attempt, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard's Spindrift 2 is on the home stretch as the aim to reach the Bahamas in the early hours of tomorrow morning (6 November).…
Dublin Yacht Claims Middle East Sailing Record in Dubai to Muscat Race
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#offshore – As Afloat.ie reported earlier this morning, Adrian Lee's Cookson 50, Lee Overlay Partners, has claimed line honours for the IRC Racing Division in the 2013 Dubai to Muscat Race writes Louay Habib The Irish canting keel racing yacht crossed the…
Irish Yacht Poised for Indian Ocean Sailing Record in Dubai to Muscat Race
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#muscat – An Irish yacht looks set to break the monohull record for the longest offshore yacht race in the Arab region writes Louay Habib. The record has stood for 13 years. Yesterday afternoon, the wind speed picked up significantly…
Five Super Maxis in Fleet of 97 Signed On For 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart
Offshore
#sydneyhobart – One year out from the 70th anniversary race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announce that 97 entries have been received for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race, including five super maxis, 22 international entries, 15 new…
Damian Foxall's Transat Jacques Vabre Start Postponed
Offshore
#offshore – Violent low-pressure systems sweeping in from the West forced the Transat Jacques Vabre race committee to postpone the start of the 11th edition for the second time and to cancel the MOD70 20nm prologue for the Sultanate of…
Dublin Sailor Leads the Fleet From Dubai to Muscat
Offshore
#offshore – Dublin''s Adrian Lee leads the fleet out of Dubai in a non stop offshore race to Muscat today. The Dun Laoghaire Cookson 50, Lee Overlay Partners from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was given a royal send off…
Spindrift 2 On Standby For Discovery Route Record Attempt
Offshore
#WorldRecord - The world's largest racing trimaran is on standby awaiting the right weather window to launch their attempt at the Discovery route world record. Spindrift 2 - the successor to the trimaran skippred by Yann Guichard that met an…

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