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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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

Harold Cudmore & The Admiral's Cup, RORC Video Interview
Royal Cork yachtsman Harold Cudmore, Ireland spoke with Louay Habib for an hour-long show focusing on the Admiral's Cup for the 11th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series. In the 1970s Cudmore was one of the first sailors…
Ireland's Green Dragon was skippered by Britain's Ian Walker
Ireland's Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker relives tragedy and triumph in the Olympics, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race in the 10th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Live Lockdown Series. Since 2017 Ian has been the Director of…
Carrickfergus navigator Ian Moore
One big overall win has eluded Northern Ireland navigator Ian Moore - in nine attempts at the Rolex Fastnet Race Moore’s team has made the podium twice but failed to win the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship race. Ian is fascinated…
Skip Novak Whitbread Racer & Antarctic Explorer Interview
Born in Chicago in 1952, round the world sailor Skip Novak is best known for his participation in four Whitbread Round the World Yacht Races, including three as skipper with Alaska Eagle, Drum and Fazisi. Louay Habib interviews Novak in…
RORC Keelboat Masterclass with Andrew 'Dog' Palfrey
Two-time Etchells World Champion, 5.5 Metre World Champion and Olympic sailor - Andrew Palfrey delivers a keelboat masterclass in an interview for RORC. Andrew has coached World Championship-winning teams in the Farr40, Farr30, RC44, Etchells and Star class. In recent…
Jack Bouttell & Alexis Loison Interview
RORC's Louay Habib is joined by Jack Bouttell and Alexis Loison who talk through sailing some of the biggest races in the world. Jack Bouttell started racing with the RORC on Piet Vroon's Tonnerre as a teenage bowman and just…
The winning Pata Negra crew included Michael Boyd (kneeling front row in blue shorts) 1996 Greystones Olympian Marshall King (red jacket) and James Murphy
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's Michael Boyd, 1996 Greystones Olympian Marshall King and James Murphy have won IRC One of the RORC Caribbean class sailing onboard Giles Redpath's Pata Negra.  In the early hours of the fifth day of the…
Team Wizard dockside after taking Monohull Line Honours in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600  Team Wizard: Peter Askew, Chris Maxted, Richard Clarke, Charlie Enright, Joseph Fanelli, Robert Greenhalgh, Phillip Harmer, Robbie Kane, William Oxley, Mark Towill
Ireland is very much in the mix at the top of the IRC divisions as the RORC Caribbean 600 enters its final stages. At 1000 (1400 GMT) on Thursday 27th February, 52 yachts are still racing under IRC for the…
Antigua Buzzing as RORC Caribbean 600 Race Sets Sails (Preview Video)
The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts this morning at 1100 local time (1500 GMT), Antigua. The diverse fleet - that includes ten Irish sailors - will be competing in four classes, with 74 entries sailed by over…
Pata Negra -  Giles Redpath's British Lombard 46 Pata Negra is ready for the start of the 12th RORC Caribbean 600
With less than two weeks until the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, boats and crew are beginning to arrive in Antigua. The marinas in Falmouth and English Harbour are starting to buzz with activity as…
Adrian Lee's Swan 60 crew were 2019 division winners and next month the Lee Overlay Partners II return to the Caribbean 600 race track
The Royal St. George Yacht Club's 2009 winning skipper Adrian Lee will be racing his Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II in next month's RORC Caribbean 600 writes Louay Habib. For the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, 21 teams…
The closing date for entries to the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 is 10th February 2020
The 12th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Caribbean 600 will start on Monday 24th February 2020 from Antigua. Already the early entries are nudging towards an eclectic mix of 50 boats, with competition expected to be as…
(Right) Richard Palmer's JPK 10.10 Jangada, racing two handed with Jeremy Waitt (left) receive the magnificent  RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy from Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Grenada
Jangada, the smallest boat in the RORC Transatlantic Race was also the overall winner. Richard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 Jangada was presented with the RORC Transatlantic Trophy in Grenada at a ceremony and prize-giving banquet held at Camper & Nicholsons…
Trevor Middleton's Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep win 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship overall
More than 5,000 sailors from around the world, racing in a dazzling variety of 570 yachts, took part in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship. The world's largest offshore racing series comprised 14 testing races and every race had its…
The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held at Cork Week
The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held at Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. As Afloat previously back as 2016, the 5th edition of the IRC European Championship…
Jolly Roger (Quentin bes Green, Bruno Van Dyke and Tom Abery)
The Etchells British Open and National Champion for 2019 is Jolly Roger sailed by Tom Abery, Bruno van Dyke, Matt Reid, Dom Mortimer and Quentin Bes Green. The 2019 Corinthian National Champion is Audrey sailed by Jon Warwick, Will Bedford,…
2019 J/70 Corinthian World Champions - Soak Racing (IRL) Marshall King (second from left), Ian Wilson, Andrew Shorrock, Adam Brushett
Greystones helmsman Marshall King from County Wicklow but who lives in the UK has won the J/70 Corinthian World Championship in dramatic style on Soak Racing yesterday. In the last race, Soak Racing was four places ahead of Doug Struth…
Wilson & King’s Soak Racing (55) hidden behind Rán (30) in racing at Riyal Torbay yesterday
Marshall King and Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing was the new leader in the Corinthian class after posting 2-34-9 yesterday (Wednesday 4 September) in the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship, writes Louay Habib. The Greystones-linked pair’s performance saw Doug Struth…
Action from Day 1 of the J/70 Worlds at Royal Torbay yesterday
Marshall King from Greystones and Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing followed up their Corinthian UK National title win at Royal Torbay last week with a strong start in the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship at the same venue, writes Louay…
Corinthian Champions - Wicklow sailor Marshall King (left) & Ian Wilson and the Soak Racing crew
Marhall King and Ian Wilson's Soak Racing is the Corinthian UK National Champion at Royal Torbay writes Louay Habib Michael Goldfarb's Warcanoe from Seattle (USA) was the top team out of all the 35 international teams competing. Calascione & Ripard's…
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