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ISORA Champion Sgrech skippered by Stephen Tudor
ISORA
Following an intense battle between three top contenders across the Irish Sea yesterday overall ISORA leader Sgrech skippered by Sptehen Tudor was crowned ISORA champion at the National Yacht Club last night. Defending champion Ruth skipperd by Liam Shanahan of…
A shot from the dramatic rescue from the Pacific as caught on video from the deck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Howth Yacht Club will welcome Conor O'Byrne for a special talk on his experiences in the Clipper Round the World Race on Wednesday 28 September. In particular, the watchleader on the Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire will discuss his key…
Current ISORA Champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) is looking for a third win in a row having won in 2014 and 2015 on Saturday
ISORA
The last race of the AveryCrest 2016 ISORA series, the “LC Tyres James Eadie Race”, takes place on Saturday 10th September from Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire, a distance of about 75 miles. As happened in the last two years this…
The Kish Light on Dublin Bay is the turning mark for the DMYC race on September 25th
Offshore
The DMYC will hold its annual Dun laoghaire to Kish lighthouse (and back) race on Sunday 25th September. The DMYC have been staging this race since the early 1980’s when it was a single–handed affair and over more recent years…
The crew of Conor Fogerty's yacht BAM from Howth Yacht Club enjoying their latest European/RORC adventure
RORC
Having taken a substantial fifth place in the weekend's RORC Cowes to Cherbourg offshore race following on from the early season good showing in the Caribbean 600, Round Ireland and Ile D'Ouessant races, lines Conor Fogerty and the BAM crew…
Defending champion Ruth skippered by Liam Shanahan is in third place going into the final race of the 2016 ISORA series
ISORA
There are some familiar names at the top of the ISORA 2016 leaderboard that should produce a cliff hanger finish off Dun Laoghaire on September 10th. J109s fill the top three places and J Boats the top five overall. Former champion…
Louis-Marie Dussere's JPK 10.10 Raging Bee, who will be racing into their home port of Cherbourg
RORC
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship often has a party atmosphere, it is the last race of the RORC season in English and French waters. About seven hundred sailors will be making the dash to France, in…
Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
ISORA
The ISORA / RAYC Irish Hospital Supplies Day race was the concluding race in the Viking Marine / RAYC Coastal Series and was also the feeder race to the Greystones Regatta writes Peter Ryan. It took place on Saturday 27th…
Crew man Ewan O'Keefe runs the rule over mainsail trim on board Jump Juice at Abersoch keelboat week
Offshore
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice established a firm grip on Abersoch Keelboat Week yesterday, winning both races in very light airs. The Royal Cork YC Ker 37 was on fire in IRC 1, winning race six by over a minute and race…
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice leads class one at Abersoch Keelboat week
Offshore
Conor Phelan's much travelled Ker 37 Jump Juice from Royal Cork Yacht Club leads class one of Abersoch keelboat week in North Wales this week. Five races of the series have been sailed so far with one discard. The Crosshaven…
Chris Mansfield, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Robert Greenhalgh FAST40+ President, Bertie Bicket of Hamble Yacht Services, Graham Nixon, Rear Commodore Sailing of the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Offshore
The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de…
Brian Thompson on board Phaedo 3 for the Round the Isle of Wight Record run
Offshore
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo 3 set a new World Record time of 2 hours 4 minutes and 14 seconds around the Isle of Wight on Friday afternoon. Now the MOD70 holds both the World Record and Race Record. The boat itself…
Inshore or offshore, Teasing Machine is the picture of power. She is seen here making knots in July in Cork Harbour during Volvo Cork Week 2016
Offshore
#Offshore - Alan Hannon’s Reichel-Pugh 45 Katsu has emerged best of the three Irish entrants at fifth overall in the 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ile d’Ouessant (Ushant)-St Malo Race, which started on Sunday 14 August in the Solent to round out…
The classic Swan 47 Sarabande (left) in Wicklow after winning Class 2 in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016. Berthed outside her is Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 3600 Bam!, currently lying 13th overall and fourth in IRC 3 in the RORC Ouessant Race
Offshore
#Offshore - Take a classic GRP production-built offshore racer, well matured in years but still in basically good shape, and give her lots of TLC. Add a good wardrobe of new sails and other discretionary go-fast equipment. Then race her…
Lloyd Thornburg (with trrophy) and the crew of Phaedo3 lift the Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last night. Extreme left of picture is WSSR's Chris Moore and right is NYC Commodore Larry Power who officiated at the record bid
Offshore
Last night, National Yacht Club Commodore Larry Power presented American yachtsman Llyod Thornburg and the crew of Phaedo 3, with the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Record Perpetual trophy for August's record breaking run. A dinner to celebrate the new Round Ireland…
The crew of Oman Sail recover the trimaran. See video below.
Offshore
Damian Foxall might be on course for yet a new record this morning off the West Coast of Ireland but the County Kerry Round the World sailor will spare a thought for his previous craft, the current record holder, the…

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