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David Kenefick Blog #2 – Final Countdown to My first Figaro
#fullirish – Three days before the start of the Solitaire du Figaro now. I have still got a bit to do, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have been very fortunate to sign…
David Kenefick's #fullirish Blog: Counting Down the Hours to Figaro Leg One
#fullirish – With five days to go to the start of Leg One of the 2013 Solitaire du Figaro Ireland's David Kenefick reports in from Bordeaux, the start port. There is so much to do during this week before the…
Kenefick Signs Dubarry as Sponsor for His Figaro Campaign
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! David Kenefick has dreamt of being a word-class sailor all his life. From an early age David and his family cruised around Ireland, France, Spain and the Mediterranean. With his father, brother…
Kenefick Finishes 15th in Figaro Solo Concarneau Race
David Kenefick sailing FULL IRISH finished the 30-boat Solo Concarneau in 15th place and second Rookie late yesterday evening. He now has just three weks to the start of the Solitaire du Figaro in Bordeaux and will now travel home…
Kenefick Moves Up to 14th, Expected to Finish Solo Concarneau Figaro Race Tonight
#kenefick – The night has passed and the fleet has now rounded Ile d'Yeu at the Southern most end of the course and are on the long leg North. The winds are now fresher blowing at 20 knots from the…
Cork's Kenefick in 17th Place at Halfway Stage of Solo Concarneau Figaro race
#figaro – When we updated you yesterday about the Solo Concarneau Figaro race that David Kenefick is competing in we bemoaned the lack of a tracker for this race but outlined that we would have a half way stage update.…
Kenefick Race Position Unclear in Solo Concarneau Race
When you run a race of the calibre of the Solo Concarneau without a tracking system it is extremely frustrating to try and work out what is really going on writes Marcus Hutchinson, team manager to David Kenefick. There will…
Kenefick Ready for Today's Solo Concarneau Race
Cork's solo sailor David Kenefick, along with the rest of the Figaro fleet, is tackling his last race before the Solitaire du Figaro next month. The event is called the Solo Concarneau. It starts at 14:00 Irish time today. The…
Solo Sailor David Kenefick Qualifies for Solitaire du Figaro - Podcast
#figaro – Exhausted but elated to have secured his place for June's Solitaire du Figaro race, 22–year–old Cork sailor David Kenefick talked to Afloat.ie on completing his longest race to date, the 320–mile Solo Arrimer this morning.  The Crosshaven rookie…
Rookie Solo Sailors - How Tough is Tough?
There is a reason the Figaro Class has a Rookie prize in every event they run. And it is highly sought after writes Marcus Hutchinson. The French call it the Bizuth prize. In the Solo Arrimer there were six 'Bizuths',…
David Kenefick Racing for Figaro Qualification
#SoloArrimer – David Kenefick is racing in 21st position this morning after his first night at sea in the Solo Arrimer race in the Bay of Biscay. It is a 320 mile coastal race that has huge significance for the…
Track RCYC's David Kenefick in Solo Arrimer Race Here!
Follow David Kenefick's progress in his final qualification race for this Summer's figaro race. Today's race at 320nm miles is the longest the Crosshaven sailor will have completed to date. He's also lining up against some of the best French…
Royal Cork's Kenefick Must Complete 320–Mile Offshore Race for Figaro Qualification
#figaro – If solo sailor David Kenefick successfully completes completes tomorrow's 'Lien Cartographie Solo Arrimer' race he officially qualifies for this Summer's Figaro race, a long held ambition for the young Munster sailor. LIVE TRACK DAVID KENEFICK's PROGRESS The race…
Kenefick Fifth in Icom Cup Leg & Qualifies for La Solitaire du Figaro 2013
#lafigaro – Cork Solo sailor David Kenefick has completed the final leg of the ICOM CUP Méditeranée in fifth place to finish 11th overall and qualified to participate in La Solitaire du Figaro 2013 writes Claire Bateman. The ICOM Cup…
No Host Port for Ireland in 2013 Figaro
#Figaro - The course for this year's Solitaire du Figaro has been finalised - with no Irish port in the lineup. The Daily Sail details the four legs of the 44th edition of the prestigious and challenging single-handed offshore race,…
Figaro Campaigner Kenefick Takes Second in La Grande Motte Race
From onboard his Figaro yacht Cork rookie David Kenefick talks about his first 140–nautical mile race in La Grande Motte, France. Kenefick finished second of six finishers and in this audio clip with interviewer Brian Carlin describes race tactics, freezing…

The solo multi-stage offshore sailing race is one of the most cherished races in French sailing and one that has had Irish interest stretching back over 20 years due to the number of Irish stopovers, usually the only foreign leg of the French race.

The race has previously called to Dingle, Kinsale, Crosshaven, Howth and Dun Laoghaire.

In 2013 Royal Cork's David Kenefick raised the bar by becoming a top rookie sailor in the race

Now in 2018, for the first time Ireland will have two Irish boats in the offshore race thanks to Tom Dolan and Joan Mulloy who join the rookie ranks and keep the Irish tricolour flying high in France

 

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