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Giant Trimarans At the Head of The Transat Bakerly Fleet
Offshore
Two of the fastest racing machines in sailing are currently lighting up the top of the leaderboard in The Transat bakerly as they rampage across the Atlantic just a few miles apart. After two full days of racing in the…
Damian Foxall Breaks American Newport to Ensenada Race Record on Mod 70 Orion
Offshore
Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall shattered a long standing American Yacht Racing record at the weekend when his MOD 70 Orion crossed the finish line of the Newport to Ensenada Race in 5 hours, 17 minutes, 26 seconds, smashing the former record of…
Dermot and Paddy Cronin's Encore had success in the 2015 Middle Sea Race
Offshore
RORC Caribbbean 600 champion Conor Fogerty's Bam from Howth Yacht Club is an early Irish entry into the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and doubtless there will be more strong Irish offshore entrants before the start on…
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice  from Royal Cork claimed RORC's IRC 2 prize
RORC
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jump Juice (Conor Phelan) has won the 17–boat class two fleet of RORC's Easter Challenge on the Solent today in dramatic fashion. Clubmate Antix (Anthony O'Leary) at the helm of Antix was the winner of today's…
FAST40+s made their race debut at the RORC Easter Challenge
RORC
High speed, adrenalin pumping, ultra-competitive racing came to the Solent on the first day of RORC's Easter Challenge 2016 in what many agree is the most exciting development to have taken place in big boat keel boat racing in the…
RORC has confirmed Conor Fogerty's BAM as the class three winner in the Caribbean 600
RORC
Howth Yacht BAM skippered by Conor Fogerty has won Class 3 in RORC's Caribbbean 600 race after a tense battle over the last 24 hours where there were only minutes to spare against some international competition in the 600–mile race…
Kayaker Finds Hugo Boss Yacht Abandoned 10 Years Ago
Offshore
#AlexThomson - A remains of a yacht abandoned by sailing superstar Alex Thomson a decade ago have been discovered on a remote stretch of South American coastline. According to Yachting & Boating World, the Hugo Boss skipper was forced to…
Tom McClean's self-built whale boat 'Moby' in Ardintigh Bay
Offshore
#Offshore - He's prepping to cross the Atlantic in a self-built boat the size and shape of a 60ft sperm whale. But that's not the only remarkable thing about Irish-born, British-bred adventurer Tom McClean, who's profiled by Vice's Joe Banks…
Offshore
The massive French trimaran IDEC SPORT has hit an unidentified floating object during the night, 130 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland. The port rudder is broken. However they are still expected to reach the pontoon in Brest at…
Offshore
The Jules Verne Trophy record is not going to be beaten on this occasion. Small areas of low pressure and large highs spread across the Pacific and South Atlantic in particular, have dashed the hopes and ambitions of the two…
W M Nixon
As anticipated here a week ago, the annual 629-mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Race kept offshore racing and nautical entertainment addicts all around the world enthralled through the Christmas period. And it has produced a story to suit almost all tastes.…
Sydney to Hobart
Day five of the Rolex Sydney Hobart sees the lion’s share of the fleet fast approaching the finish line and a defining battle for IRC 0 between Ichi Ban (AUS) and Chinese Whisper (AUS).  Comanche may have taken taken Sydney-Hobart line…
Offshore
Phil Sharp and crew will soon make their turn for the 'final corner' at Cape Wrath, the very north western corner of the UK, heading towards the finish line of their Length of Britain Challenge, setting the first benchmark reference…
Offshore
Jersey based British sailor Phil Sharp and crew finally cast off their docklines from Falmouth’s Port Pendennis Marina setting off into a nasty, dirty December night to make the seven hour passage around to Land’s End where they will start…
ICRA
ICRA, the Irish cruiser–racer body has awarded its 'Boat of the Year' award to cruiser zero National Champion WOW, George Sisk's Farr 42 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The announcement was made today by outgoing ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly after…
Offshore
The Spindrift 2 sailing team confirm that they will leave in the next 24 hours to start their attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world record. After analysing the latest weather files this morning, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their…
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