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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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

Winners are Grinners at Key Yachting J-Cup - Pip Hare presenting Jelvis with the J/70 UK National Championship Trophy Martin Dent, Ruby Dent, Jack Wetherell Henry Wetherell
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, was topped off with a third day of fantastic conditions in The Solent. Classic south-westerly breeze, pumped up to 15 knots with more in the gusts, but the wind was with the…
Andrew McIrvine's British Ker 39 La Reponse will be one of many teams competing from overseas at Volvo Cork Week
Racing at Volvo Cork Week starts 11th of July, after a four-year hiatus. The Royal Cork Yacht Club was 300 years old in 2020, but due to Covid the regatta couldn’t happen. Waiting two more years to celebrate the first…
The J70 fleet power downwind on day two of the Key Yachting J-Cup on the Solent
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, had superb conditions for the second day of racing. Brilliant sunshine with a south-westerly breeze, pumping up to over 20 knots, produced stunning, planing conditions for the 56 J/Boats. Hundreds of sailors…
Kevin Taylor’s 'J/99 Jump 2 it' raced beautifully today, scoring a perfect two bullets in the first day of the Key Yachting J-Cup
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, kicked off with 56 teams enjoying superb sunny conditions in the Solent. A south westerly breeze built steadily during the day, and by the second race the gradient breeze was up to…
One of the class favourites for the RORC's Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race - Palanad 3, skippered by Antoine Magre (FRA) with an international crew including Spain’s Pablo Santurde and two Irishmen, James Crampton and James Murphy
Two Irish sailors, James Crampton and James Murphy are on the crew of one of the class favourites for August's Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race - Palanad 3, skippered by Antoine Magre (FRA). Ten Class40s are among the entries and…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Morgan Cup is from Cowes to Dartmouth, a distance of 110 - 160 nautical miles
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the eighth race of the series, the Morgan Cup Race. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line at 1800 BST on the 17th of June. The intention is to start…
The 180nm course will provide competitors with a mix of strategic coastal navigation and challenging open water sailing on the passage between Falmouth and Cork
The Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth, England are delighted to announce that the historic race between the two ports, most recently run in the late ’90s, is to be revived…
At least 30 teams will be racing in IRC Two-Handed in the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
The fifth race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship is the De Guingand Bowl Race, scheduled to start at 09:30 BST on Saturday 14th May to the west, from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes. The course for the overnight…
At least 25 teams will be racing in IRC Two-Handed, including Richard Palmer’s JPK 1010 Jangada, racing with Jeremy Waitt
Offshore racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club returns to Europe on the 30th of April with the Cervantes Trophy Race, the traditional opening domestic race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship. Starting from the Royal Squadron Line Cowes, boats…
Dutchman Harry Heijst (right) and team Winsome including Howth Yacht Club's Laura Dillon (left) were awarded the Prix D'Elegance Trophy as well as the overall win of IRC 3 at the RORC Easter Challenge by RORC Commodore James Neville
Classic Solent conditions prevailed for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s first inshore regatta of the 2022 season. After eight thrilling races, IRC class winners for the RORC Easter Challenge were: Ian Atkins’ GP42 Dark N Stormy (IRC 1), The Army…
Superb sailing conditions continued in the Solent for Day Two of the RORC Easter Challenge
The Easter treats continued for close to 300 hundred sailors taking part in the RORC Easter Challenge. Fabulous sailing conditions continued in the Solent for Day Two of the regatta. The RORC Race Committee, led by Steve Cole, with Paul…
Sparkling conditions on the first day of racing in the Solent at the RORC Easter Challenge
The first day of the RORC Easter Challenge was blessed with sparkling conditions in the Solent. A light gradient breeze from the south east built during the day to over 10 knots of pressure. Brilliant sunshine throughout the day added…
Doug Struth’s DSP, helmed by Tom Mallindine, was the winner of the Corinthian Class by a single point
The J/70 UK Grand Slam Series is off and running with seven windward-leeward races over two days of tight racing right through the 16-boat J/70 fleet. The Warsash Spring Championship was the venue, expertly hosted by the Warsash Sailing Club.…
The RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning
The RORC Easter Challenge is back with three days of racing in the Solent over the Easter Bank Holiday, 15-17 April. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club for over 30 years, the RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance…
Pip Hare's IMOCA Medallia is planning to compete in the 1,805nm non-stop Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race in August
At least four IMOCA teams are planning to compete in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race: Sam Davies with Initiatives-Coeur, Pip Hare with Medallia, Ollie Heer with Oliver Heer Ocean Racing and James Harayda with Gentoo 2. So far,…
Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise wins IRC One, but only just, beating Dawn Treader into second place by under 12 minutes after IRC time correction
Close finishes have been a feature of this year’s RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua and that trait continued in IRC One with a rematch between two British JPK 1180s. Sunrise and Dawn Treader last met in the 2021 Rolex Fastnet…
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios (MON), skippered by Fernando Echavarri, crossed the finish line in Antigua to take Monohull Line Honours at 03:59:51 on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. The elapsed time was 1 day, 16 hours, 39 mins, 51 secs.
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios (MON), skippered by Fernando Echavarri, crossed the finish line in Antigua to take Monohull Line Honours in the Caribbean 600 at 03:59:51 on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. The elapsed time was 1 day, 16 hours, 39…
Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 to take Multihull Line Honours and set a new Multihull Race Record of 29 hours, 38 mins, 44 secs
Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 to take Multihull Line Honours and set a new Multihull Race Record of 29 hours, 38 mins, 44 secs. Giovanni Soldini’s Multi70 Maserati (ITA) was…
A battle is raging between the three foremost multihulls, with Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati (ITA) and Jason Carroll’s Argo (USA) less than a mile apart
Tropical heat, moderate trade winds and ocean swell provided superb racing conditions for the first day and night of action in the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600. In the deep south a battle is raging between the three foremost multihulls, with…
The 600nm RORC Caribbean 600 has a racecourse like no other, with a myriad of manoeuvres around 11 Caribbean islands
Three navigators spill the beans on what lies ahead for their respective teams in the 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, which starts on Monday The RORC Caribbean 600 has a racecourse like no other, testing the seamanship of…
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