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Jim and Kristy Clark’s world-beating crew sets new monohull transatlantic record of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds *
Offshore
At 12:19:41s GMT today, Thursday 28th July, Comanche passed Lizard Point (UK) to complete the 2,880 nautical miles from West to East across the Atlantic and smashed the monohull transatlantic record*. This illustrious record had been held by Mari Cha…
Record pace sees latest Comanche ETA at 12:00 UTC on July 28
Offshore
Comanche, the offshore record-breaking 100–ft yacht owned by Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark, looks set to conclude their transatlantic record bid at Lizard Point (UK) on Thursday July 28. The latest ETA puts the Supermaxi at the finish point around…
Comanche is in mid–Atlantic
Offshore
With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV’s 2003 record. Stan Honey, Comanche navigator, noted this…
The race is on to recover Round Ireland record breaker Musandam-Oman Sail
Offshore
The Musandam-Oman Sail crew were safely transferred ashore in Newfoundland overnight following the capsize of the MOD70 trimaran on Sunday morning while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo but there is still no explanation of why the 70–foot Round Ireland speed…
Musandam-Oman Sail pictured off Wicklow last month. The Round Ireland recrod breaker capsized in the early hours of Sunday approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon
Offshore
Following the capsize of Musandam-Oman Sail early Sunday morning, the five sailors have been safely transferred to a cargo ship and are in transit back to Canada. The capsize happened in the early hours of Sunday approximately 450 nautical miles…
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…

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