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Louay Habib

Louay Habib

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

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…
Wicklow's Marshall King is in action at the J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this UK Bank Holiday weekend
The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this UK Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club where an Irish entry is a major contender writes Louay Habib. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29…
J/121 Darkwood: L-R Alistair Shaw, Stephen Lawrence, Rosie O'Donnell, Michael O'Donnell, James Holmes, Will Pidden.
77 boats competed in the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Channel Race. The international fleet experienced a variety of conditions and wind angles, testing boat handling and tactical skills writes Louay Habib. Perhaps the surprise overall winner, from a fleet…
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