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The 1931-built Dorade at Tasman Island, navigated by Adrienne Cahalane to second in Class 4 in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race
Few international sporting events gives a stronger sense of the cohesive nature of the Irish diaspora than the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Race writes W M Nixon. For there were certainly sailors of Irish descent in the first race of…
The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full two hour redress by the International Jury
The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full two hour redress by the International Jury for the time…
Jim Cooney (left) came through thick and thin to see his super-maxi LDV Comanche rewarded with line honours. Gordon Maguire – it has been his third Sydney-Hobart overall win – and maybe the toughest of all.
The runaway success of Irish-Australian sailors in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2017 ended the year on an unprecedented high. Gordon Maguire of Howth may already have had two overall wins under his very experienced belt, but his third with the…
Overall Winners – The Ichi Ban crew with Howth's Gordon Maguire as Sailing Master holding the Tattersall Cup
As Afloat.ie indicated yesterday here, Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban with Howth Yacht Club's Gordon Maguire onboard has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart. With 28 races under his belt, this is the culmination of…
Irish Australian skipper Jim Cooney, the line honours winner of the Sydney Hobart Race 2017. The Comanche skipper told the press in Hobart he lodged the Port and Starboard protest against Wild Oats over safety issues, not to win the race
A time penalty of one hour. That is the punishment meted out today by the International Protest Committee to Mark Richards and the hundred footer Wild Oats XI for the near-collision with Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche in a port-and-starboard incident…
In the groove. Matt Allen’s new TP 52 Ichi Ban, with Gordon Maguire as Sailing Master, on her way to overall victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2017
Gordon Maguire, originally of Howth Yacht Club but now well established as a leading figure in Australian sailing, looks set to be confirmed for his third overall win in the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Race this (Thursday) morning writes W…
The moment of truth. With less than ten miles to the finish on the Hobart waterfront and the wind almost gone, Wild Oats (foreground) gets ahead of LDV Comanche, and stays ahead.
If sailing has a more exquisite form of torture than the final miles of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, then we don’t really want to know about it writes W M Nixon. Having experienced proper offshore sailing southward since clearing…
LDV Comanche will take the provisional line honours winner to the protest room
Crossing the line 26 minutes after Wild Oats XI, LDV Comanche will take the provisional line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race to the protest room. Jim Cooney told Mark Richards: “Yes, I’m going to pursue it.” “OK, no…
Now with darkness coming on at 9.10 pm local time, Wild Oats has just 5.5 miles to sail and has accelerated to 9.5knot
The notoriously light and flukey night sailing conditions of the Derwent River in the final stages of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race are frustrating what has been an otherwise textbook performance by Jim Cooney's super-maxi LDV Comanche writes W M…
Act 1 of this race is drawing to its climax. LDV Comanche has rounded Tasman Island, 41nm from Hobart and expects to be here at 2100. Wild Oats XI is just two miles behind. This is still anyone’s race!
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the two leading supermaxis LDV Comanche (skippered by Irish–Australian skipper Jim Cooney with Cork's Justin Slattery as bowman) and Wild Oats XI are heading to a race record finish in the Derwent tonight. They are…
A few hours of sailing like this soon put LDV Comanche clear into the lead on the water in the Sydney-Hobart Race
They say that winning a sailing race is a matter of making fewer mistakes than anyone else, and then knowing when to go for it writes W M Nixon. Fourteen hours into the contest, and the annual 628 mile Rolex…
Hailing from County Meath, Irish Australian skipper Jim Cooney at the helm of his 100–foot Supermaxi to leeward to Black Jack at the start of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race
Irish sailors (as previewed by Afloat.ie here) are in the mix today as grey skies could not diminish Sydney’s enthusiasm for the start of its seminal ocean race. Crowds flocked to the foreshore and the Heads, while an assortment of…
Family afloat – Douglas, James, Jim and Julia Cooney dockside in Sydney. James and Julia are sailing with Jim to Hobart on Comanche but Douglas is under age for the race
Ireland has a direct connection to the fastest and most modern super–maxi yacht in the world, thanks to its new owner Jim Cooney, a fourth generation Australian of County Meath descent.  Cooney, who hails from the town of Ballivor in…
It is a wonderful forecast for the Line Honours favourite, LDV Comanche pictured above
The Bureau of Meteorology has given the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet an early Christmas present - speaking at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this morning, Bureau of Meteorology's Manager, Weather Services NSW, Jane Golding, delivered a forecast that…
107 Yachts for Sydney Hobart Race
The 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart promises much, with 107 yachts currently scheduled to cross the start line in Sydney Harbour at 13.00 (AEDT) on 26 December. Some 30 international entrants will participate, with a high-profile battle for line honours and…
Irish Navigator Adrienne Cahalan
Irish Navigator Adrienne Cahalan who is, one of Australia's most celebrated yachtswoman, arrived in Hobart aboard the Brenton Fischer skippered TP52 Ragamuffin this week, to cement her place as the first woman ever to compete in 25 Sydney Hobart Yacht…

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