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Route des Princes. European Multihull Yacht Race calling to Dun Leary
Foxall Rues Second Place Finish in La Route Des Princes
After 2450 miles of offshore racing, linking Valencia to Roscoff on the Bay of Morlaix via Lisbon, Dún Laoghaire and Plymouth and 16 inshore short course contests of which they won nine, Edmond de Rothschild are winners of the MOD70…
Early Lead for Sebastien Josse in Route Des Prince Race to Plymouth
#rdp13 – Sebastien Josse's MOD70 Groupe Edmond De Rothschild took an early lead this morning in Dublin Bay shortly after the start of the third offshore leg to Plymouth in the Routes Des Princes. Racing under full mainsail and gennaker…
Foxall & Mod 70s Sail Away, Beaten Again By Irish Winds
#rdp13 – There is further disappointment this morning as the much hoped for challenge to the Round Ireland speed sailing record has been scrapped. Last night, Route des Princes organisers admitted the weather window to beat the long standing 44-hour Round…
Route Des Prince Course Change, Round Ireland Record Challenge Aborted
With no inshore racing possible in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday for the Routes des Princes fleet due to very high winds on Dublin Bay, the focus for the multihull fleet returns to offshore racing as Leg 3, to Plymouth is…
Too Much Wind for Route Des Princes Inshore Racing on Dublin Bay
#RDP13 – In a further set back for the Route Des Princes stop over in Dun Laoghaire, too much wind on Dublin Bay today has led to the cancellation of the second and final day of inshore racing off Dun Laoghaire's East pier.…
Spindrift Trimaran Capsize Captured on Video Here!
#rdp13 – Video of yesterday's dramatic capsize in Dun Laoghaire depicts the trimaran fleet start of the first inshore race in the Route Des Princes regatta on Dublin Bay. The video posted on youtube shows the build up to the…
Last Call for Round Ireland Record Attempt?
#rdp13 – The low pressure area which currently dominates Ireland's weather has speeded up slightly in its eastward movement, and any of the big multihulls in Dun Laoghaire which wish to avail of this useful weather window for a round…
Set–Back for Foxall as Jury Rules Against OmanSail
#rdp13 – Damian Foxall's Oman Sail's MOD70 team has incurred a four-point penalty for a rule infringement at the start of Leg 2 of the 2013 Route des Princes in Lisbon on Sunday 16 June. The International Race Jury, led…
Strong Winds & Multihulls Get Ready to Rock Dun Laoghaire
#rdp13 – Winds gusting to 30 knots will ensure tomorrow's multihull racing as part of the inshore racing of the Route des Princes series will be a spectacular affair off Dun Laoghaire. From 2pm, the nine boat French fleet of MOD70's,…
Saturday Afternoon Should Be Go for Round Ireland Record
#rdp – Saturday afternoon is now shaping up as the optimal time for the multihulls in the Routes des Princes to start their round Ireland record challenge from the Kish Lighthouse writes W M Nixon, while the planned start on…
Is Friday Midnight The Time To Go For The Round Ireland Record?
#RDP – The nine multihulls in the Route des Princes fleet have only just reached Dun Laoghaire this morning in that special stage of exhaustion brought on by struggling in light airs and calms in boats that can fly with…
Route Des Princes Update 7am – 5 Multihulls Arrive in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#routedesprinces – After a light air sail up the Irish Sea, five of a fleet of nine Route des Princes multihulls are now berthed alongside the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, arriving overnight.  In spite of holding the lead at…
Route Des Princes – Foxall Podcast from the Fastnet Rock
#routedesprinces – Damian Foxall leads the Route des Princes race this lunchtime, rounding the Fastnet rock to get his first glimpse of home in several months. [Scroll down the page to listen to the podcast]. From on board Omansail, Foxall…
Route des Princes Race on its Way to Dun Laoghaire - ETA Wednesday
#routedesprinces – The 70ft MOD70 multihulls departed Lisbon today at 1400 enroute to Dun Laoghaire after two days of inshore racing. Irish offshore sailor Damian Foxall onboard Oman-Air Musandam won the first offshore leg from Valencia to Lisbon earlier this week so hopefully…
Route des Princes Key Dates for Dublin Bay Multihull Stopover
#routedesprinces – Irish sailor Damian Foxall onboard Oman Air-Musandam won the first offshore leg of the new multihull race of Europe which will arrive in Dun Laoghaire this Wednesday 19 June for a three day sailing festival including racing in…
Foxall Plots Course for Dublin as Route Des Princes Leader
#routedesprinces – Ireland's top Round the World yachtsman Damian Foxall is coming home to Ireland today on one of the fastest sailing machines in the world and he has a two point lead in the overall ranking following their most…

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