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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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

David Collins’ Botin IRC 52 Tala was the 91-Mile Castle Rock Race winner
The final race of the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship was won by David Collins’ Botin IRC 52 Tala, second was Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster and third was Gavin Doyle’s Corby 25 Duff Lite, racing Two-Handed with Alex…
RORC racing from the RYS Line
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship concludes this weekend in the UK with the Castle Rock Race, the grand finale for the RORC season. The eleventh and final race for 2021 will decide the class winners for the…
There were 80 boats for the 2021 RORC Channel Race
Teams racing Two-Handed in IRC Four dominated the overall results for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Channel Race. Held in light to medium airs, the 98nm offshore race was won overall by Jeffrey Knapman’s MG335 Virago, racing with Tristan Kemp.…
80 boats for the 2021 RORC Channel Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the Channel Race, which will start on Saturday, July 24th from the RYS Line, Cowes. 80 boats have entered the non-stop overnight race with the majority of the fleet expected…
Predominantly corinthian sailors will battle it out in the 70-strong IRC Four fleet on some of the smallest boats in the Rolex Fastnet Race
More than 70 boats are expected to be on the start line racing in IRC Four for the Rolex Fastnet Race. Nearly all of the 500 plus sailors racing in the class are amateurs, and all bar a few boats…
The largest class to compete in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race will be the 80+ boats in IRC Three
With less than a month before the start of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, IRC Three boasts the largest class competing with 88 teams entered from at least 10 different countries. IRC Three has a cornucopia of boat designs, mainly…
2021 Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race winner Ino XXX raced by RORC Commodore James Neville
120 boats competed in the 2021 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. The historic race which dates back to 1906, was won overall by RORC Commodore James Neville’s HH42 Ino XXX. Ed Bell’s JPK 1180 Dawn Treader was second and Ed…
130 boats for the 2021 RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with a spectacular fleet of over 130 boats of all shapes and sizes, racing from Cowes to St Malo. The 151 nautical mile race is steeped in history, pre-dating…
MOD70 PowerPlay, with Peter Cunningham on the helm, finished the race at 10:51:01 BST (09:51:01 UTC) in an elapsed time of 4hrs 11mins 01secs.
Peter Cunningham’s PowerPlay Racing Team is the first to finish the 90th edition of the Round the Island Race. MOD70 PowerPlay, with Peter Cunningham on the helm, finished the race at 10:51:01 BST (09:51:01 UTC) in an elapsed time of…
The Start of the 2021 RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) De Guingand Bowl Race started in light conditions, with the wind speed increasing later in the race to about 15 knots and veering south. The top three boats overall were all racing in IRC…
Weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on
Day One Report (24 June 2021) Racing at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup started today with two windward-leeward races in the Eastern Solent. North Sails weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on. 50 J/Boat…
The De Guingand Bowl Race will start on Saturday June 26th from the RYS Line, Cowes
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the De Guingand Bowl Race, which will start on Saturday June 26th from the RYS Line, Cowes. The course will be 110-160 nautical miles around marks with a finish in…
Stuart Sawyer’s J/122 Black Dog
Time and tide wait for no man - with the faint zephyrs of wind failing to stabilise, there was no racing on the final day of the Royal Ocean Racing Club UK IRC National Championship. The IRC Class leaders after six…
RORC fleet reaching start
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship is underway in the Solent. Two windward-leeward races, followed by a reaching start for a two-hour round the cans finale, gave the RORC fleet a variety of racing. A fresh northerly breeze…
The RORC IRC fleet under spinnakers
The first edition of the RORC IRC National Championship was held in 1999 and for over 20 years a huge variety of yachts have enjoyed success winning the right to be named national champions. For the 2021 regatta, over 40…
The fleet in the 2021 Morgan Cup Race from Cowes to Dartmouth
Tom Kneen’s JPK 1180 Sunrise scored the best corrected time under IRC to win the 2021 Morgan Cup, the third race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship. The impressive RORC fleet got away on a spinnaker run,…
Over 70 yachts are expected for the Morgan Cup racing under IRC, MOCRA and Class40 rules
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the Morgan Cup Race, which starts tomorrow, Friday 11 June in Cowes and will finish at the historic town of Dartmouth in Devon. One of the jewels in the crown…
Journalist Matt Sheehan (right) and Key Yachting's Hannah Le Provest at Southampton's recent South Coast Boat Show. See video below
The latest Nautitech 40 Catamaran video release describes how catamarans are becoming more popular in Northern Europe, not just in warmer climates. Mark Mansfield is the Irish Agent for Key Yachting, whose brands include Nautitech Catamarans. In the video interview…
One hundred and twenty five boats started the 230 nautical-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race
One hundred and twenty five boats started the 230 nautical-mile RORC Myth of Malham, held over the Bank Holiday Weekend. High pressure at the start of the race, delivered light to moderate conditions with brilliant sunshine for a magnificent spinnaker…
David Collins’ Botin IRC 52 Tala
The Royal Ocean Racing Club offshore programme is in full race mode this weekend with 127 boats expected on the Royal Yacht Squadron Line for the 230nm race around the Eddystone Lighthouse. The Myth of Malham Race is always an…
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