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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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

 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…
133 boats took part in the Race the Wight organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club
For the first time in the history of the London club, the RORC Season’s Points Championship has had to be cancelled. Current restrictions continue to make it impossible to run overnight races for all IRC classes with the result that…
RORC Vice Commodore James Neville - HH42 Ino XXX
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is expecting in excess of 100 entries for Race the Wight, scheduled to start on Saturday 1st August. All entry fees will be donated to the NHS Trust and the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. Race the…
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…
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