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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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Louay Habib is a Maritime Journalist & Broadcaster based in Hamble, United Kingdom

Ed Bell's JPK 1180 Dawn Treader
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Spring Series continued on Saturday 10th of April with the second race of the series. The RORC Race Team set an inshore race in the Solent, approximately 38 nautical miles for the IRC fleet, and…
Andrew Hall's Lombard 46 Pata Negra
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Spring Series continues this weekend with Race 2 of the three-race series, designed to get teams back racing for the 2021 RORC Season. The RORC Spring Series is open to IRC rated boats including an…
MOD 70 PowerPlay led by Peter Cunningham starts the world record attempt for the Fastnet Course
MOD70 Trimaran PowerPlay, led by Peter Cunningham and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, has completed the original Fastnet Course of 595 nautical miles in a new world record of 25hrs 04mins 18secs. *Subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed…
RORC Commodore James Neville, racing HH42 Ino XXX took line honours and the overall win after IRC time correction
The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series. The top three boats included…
IRC Two-Handed is expected to be the largest class racing in the RORC Spring Series
The ‘stay at home’ rule in the UK will end on the 29th March allowing the Royal Ocean Racing Club to organise a Spring Series of racing in April and early May. With some government restrictions still in place, three…
RORC are planning a Spring Series for April and May, plus the London club is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championships=
Following on from the UK Government's Roadmap out of lockdown’ on Monday 22nd February, the RORC Committee, working with the RYA and Government, is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Some changes will…
Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is expected to take Monohull Line Honours n the RORC Transatlantic Race
 (1200 UTC Sunday 17 January) Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is leading the RORC Transatlantic Race for Monohull Line Honours and is approximately 500 miles from Antigua The race reaches an exciting stage on the ninth day with the leading…
Current leading monohull - Olivier Magre’s Class40 Palanad 3
On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end.…
Unlucky 13th - the 2021 edition of the RORC Caribbean has been scrubbed
Competitors will have to wait until 21 February 2022 to take part in the Caribbean's only offshore race - the RORC Caribbean 600 - after the RORC announced the cancellation of the 13th edition due to the pandemic After much…
IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race
The IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch, contacted the RORC Race Management Team at 11:30 UTC on 10th January to report that Black Pearl is retiring from the race and heading back to Lanzarote. All are well on board.…
Sebastien Saulnier’s Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi
The 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race started in glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero on Saturday 9th January. With the RORC Racing Management Team operating remotely, the race start was officiated by Manuel Torres, Sporting Director, Real Club Náutico de Arrecife.…
Sebastien Saulnier speaks about racing two handed across the Atlantic in the Sunfast3300 this weekend in the video below
The new Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 launched in Ireland last Spring will be among the marques competing in this weekend's RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote. As regular readers will know, its Irish debut at the Royal Irish Yacht Club by Irish distributors…
Jangada, Richard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 announced as RORC Yacht of the Year 2020. L to R: Richard Palmer and Jeremy Waitt with the Somerset Memorial Trophy.
The 2020 RORC Yacht of the Year, winning the Somerset Memorial Trophy is the British JPK 10.10 Jangada, owned by Richard Palmer. Racing with Jeremy Waitt as crew, Jangada was the overall winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race and winner…
Alex Thomson prior to the start of this month's Vendee Globe
The Royal Ocean Racing Club in London has released a special edition of its Time Over Distance video series with Louay Habib talking to Alex Thomson just days before Alex and HUGO BOSS started the 2020 Vendee Globe. This is…
 Jeremy Waitt & Shirley Robertson racing JPK 10.10 Jangada
Richard Palmer’s JPK 10.10 Jangada, raced by Jeremy Waitt and Shirley Robertson, won the final race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2-H Autumn Series to take overall victory in the three-race series. Rob Craigie & Deb Fish’s Sun Fast…
 James Harayda & Dee Caffari racing Sun Fast 3300 Gentoo
James Harayda & Dee Caffari, racing Sun Fast 3300 Gentoo, have won the second race of the RORC IRC Two-Handed Autumn Series. Gentoo took line honours in the 128nm race as well as the win on IRC corrected time. Richard…
Marshall King & Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing is the reigning J/70 Corinthian World Champion and at this regatta, defending the national championship
Dublin Bay and Greystones sailor Marshall King of the Royal St. George Yacht Club, who is the corinthian World Champion in the J70 class, has some work to do in the Class's British National Championships if he is to move…
Ino XXX & Redshift Celebrate RORC Series Success in Cowes
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Summer Series came to a conclusion with the fourth and final race of the RORC Summer Series. A light airs 36-mile race was held in The Solent. Ed Fishwick’s GP42 Redshift took line honours and…
The J Cup has attracted 50 boats
50 J Boats have entered the Landsail Tyres J-Cup and the sizeable fleet had a thrilling start to the three-day regatta with a fresh south-westerly breeze gusting over 25 knots. The RORC Race Team, led by PRO Stuart Childerley, completed…
Henry Bomby & Shirley Robertson's Sun Fast 3300 Fastrak XII
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Summer Series Race 3 was a full-on foam up in 25 knots of breeze gusting over 30. The long day race was a course of about 42 miles for the monohulls with a beat west…
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