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All five crew, including County Kerry's Damian Foxall are reported to be safe and secure after capsizing off Canada
Offshore
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Musandam-Oman Sail capsized approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon, off the coast of Canada, while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo. All five crew, including County Kerry's Damian Foxall are…
After a windy first SORC Solo Fastnet race, Conor Fogerty and BAM from Howth Yacht Club finish in light airs on the A2 at Plymouth
Solo Sailing
Conor Fogerty's Sunfast 3600, Bam from Howth Yacht Club continued her 2016 campaign with the inaugural SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) run, Solo Fastnet, from Cowes to the Fastnet, finishing at Plymouth, a distance of 605 nautical miles, writes BAM…
HYC's Bam competing in last month's Round Ireland race. Sailing solo this week, skipper Conor Fogerty is in contention in the Solo Fastnet race and expected to finish the race tomorrow
Solo Sailing
Conor Fogerty's BAM from Howth Yacht Club is lying second overall in class and fourth overall in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race this morning. Fogerty is expected to finish the five day course tomorrow. The Royal Western Yacht Club of…
Prince Michael of Kent will start the 2016 Round the Island Race
Offshore
Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, has been confirmed as the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday, 2nd July 2016.  Prince Michael will join Race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform…
Middle Sea Race Course
Offshore
As the Royal Malta Yacht Club is well into its preparations for the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race, the interest and response so far is very encouraging, suggesting that there will be another good fleet in 2016. A highly rated…
The look of a long-distance voyager – Conor Fogerty in Howth today following his return from the Caribbean
Offshore
Just ten months after sailing away into the wide blue yonder, Conor Fogerty of Howth has returned this week with his SunFast 3600 Bam with more than 12,000 miles logged in just ten months away, and a Class win recorded…
(Top) The abandoned IMOCA 60 Yacht and (above) its possible location in mid–Atlantic
Offshore
A yacht abandoned in this weekend's Transat Bakerly Transatlantic race may yet end up in Irish waters after her skipper was rescued by a passing container ship. British sailor Richard Tolkien (61), one of the competitors in the race from…
A big ISORA turnout of 25 boats raced from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead yesterday. Winds ranged from 8–14 knots for the 55–mile voyage to Wales
ISORA
Provisional results from yesterday's 55–mile ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead reveal Royal St George Yacht Club J122 Aurelia (Chris & Patanne Power Smith) were winners in a bumper turnout for race three of the 2016 season. Second was former…
At 19:45 last night, Race Control received a call for assistance from Richard Tolkien, the skipper of the IMOCA 60, 44, at a position approximately 880 nautical miles west, southwest of Horta in the Azores
Offshore
British sailor Richard Tolkien, one of the competitors in The Transat bakerly transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, abandoned his yacht and boarded the Cargo Ship ANTON TOPIC at 21:40 GMT today, (13 May). At 19:45, Race Control received…
Current Blue Water Medallists Tom and Vicky Jackson aboard their much-travelled S&S 40ft sloop Sunstone. Built by McGruer’s in Scotland in 1963 and originally called Deb, Sunstone was for many years known as Dai Mouse III when she was a regular contender with the ISORA fleet in the Irish Sea
W M Nixon
We take it for granted, and it’s always there - whether we like it or not. The good old Irish Sea. But could it be that there’s a new and growing awareness of just how much the Irish Sea can…
Joschke Suffers Damage to Her Boat in Transat
Offshore
The Franco-German sailor Isabelle Joschke is currently assessing her options with her shore team after she discovered structural damage to the bow area of her Class40 yacht, Generali-Horizon Mixité, in the north-Atlantic. Joschke, aged 39, had been leading the very…
Armel Le Cléac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire
Offshore
The IMOCA 60 battle in The Transat bakerly, now in its 11th day, has been dominated by the duel between Armel Le Cléac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire and Vincent Riou on the more conventional PRB. For days now Le…
Coville’s giant multihull crossed the finish line off Sandy Hook at 09:02:02 BST, having travelled a total of 4,656 nautical miles
Offshore
Thomas Coville, one of the great French solo sailors of recent times, became the second competitor to finish The Transat bakerly this morning when he brought his Ultime trimaran, Sodebo, to the finish at New York. After a voyage from…
Gabart sailed a total distance of 4,634 miles at an average speed of 23.11 knots in a remarkable voyage
Offshore
Frenchman François Gabart on board his new 100ft trimaran Macif, crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York, taking line honours in the Ultime class. The finish time, recorded by the Sandy…
Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line
Offshore
The Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York is in its final stages for Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line. The current routing is showing Gabart’s estimated time of arrival as…
Jean Pierre Dick/St Michel Virbac is 85.27nm to the leader in the IMOCA 60 class
Offshore
While this week’s news has been all about the Ibiza temperatures set to scorch the UK this weekend, The Transat bakerly skippers last night faced their toughest and roughest night of the 3,050-mile race yet.Between early evening on Friday and…
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