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Italian TP52 Lifts Rolex Middle Sea Race Prize
#offshore – Michele Galli's B2, a TP52 from Italy, has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 34th Rolex Middle Sea Race. B2 is the first Italian yacht to claim the Rolex Middle Sea Race Trophy since 2005, emerging…
Morning Glory Expected Tonight in Middle Sea Race
#offshore – Kristina Plattner's Z-86, Morning Glory has enjoyed fresh breeze along the west coast of Sicily but not enough to have a chance of breaking the course record writes Louay Habib. Morning Glory needs to finish the race before…
Paprec MOD 70 Capsize, JP Dick Injured. Video from MOD70 & Rescue Helicopter
#Mod70 – In the second dramatic capsize of a MOD70 trimaran – the first on Dublin Bay in June – French skipper JP Dick has been rescued by helicopter after his giant trimaran flipped in a training run. In similar…
Record Entry for Malta's Offshore Middle Sea Race
#middlesearace – The Royal Ocean Racing Club has been a supporter of the offshore Rolex Middle Sea Race for over 50 years and the 35th edition of the race has a record entry of over 111 yachts writes Louay Habib.…
Damian Foxall Set for 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre on Oman Sail
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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 - 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
#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
#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 - 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
#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
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…

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