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Francois Gabart and his MACIF, sailing with North Sails 3Di, took the outright solo around-the-world record last month
North Sails Ireland
#NorthSails - North Sails Ireland is looking back on a record-breaking year in 2017 for the global sailmaker's offshore clients, all of whom were using its 3Di performance sails. Last January, Armel Le Cleác’h sailed Banque Populaire VIII around the world…
Joan Mulloy at the helm of her Figaro Solo – she found a high level of support in her home town of Westport on Wednesday
Solo Sailing
Westport’s rising sailing star Joan Mulloy visited her home town of on Wednesday December 20th with legendary sailing veteran Enda O’Coineen, and delivered a fascinating talk at the invitation of Mayo Sailing Club reports Afloat.ie’s Clew Bay Correspondent. Seeking sponsorship,…
Enda O'Coineen on the bow of Kilcullen Voyager
Tom MacSweeney
“I’m that bad nobody would come with me….” That’s what Enda O Coineen told me when he confirmed that he will be completing his round-the-world voyage which he started as part of the Vendee Globe Race, alone to complete the…
The irrepressible and always entertaining Enda O Coineen talks to the world from his Imoca 60 Kicullen Voyager during the Vendee Globe, which he plans to complete early next year after being dismasted off New Zealand. He’ll be spilling the beans on everything that happened, and what happens next, in Westport on Wednesday December 20th.
Solo Sailing
Vendee Globe solo hero Enda O’Coineen will share the stage in Westport in Mayo in a week’s time, on Wednesday December 20th, in a double-bill with local star Joan Mulloy, who is carving her own career in the Figaro Solo…
Main photo: Nin O'Leary with inset from top: Gregor McGuckin, Joan Mulloy and Enda O’Coineen
Solo Sailing
There's a rare chance for some of Ireland's most adventurous sailors to be in the same place at the same time tomorrow when Enda O’Coineen, Joan Mulloy, Nin O’Leary and Gregor McGuckin will be on board Nin O'Leary's Round the World…
Enda O'Coineen with the Auld Mug in Auckland on Friday
Vendee Globe
Is Ireland about to mount a challenge for the America’s Cup? No so fast — the photo above is just Enda O’Coineen posing with the Auld Mug as it sits prude of place in the clubhouse the Royal New Zealand…
Hugo Boss at Tower Bridge, London
Vendee Globe
British sailing team, Alex Thomson Racing, that visited Irish shores this Summer today announced that their long-term sponsor, HUGO BOSS, has extended its partnership with the team for a further four years, in a deal that will take them through…
Enda in New Zealand gets ready to launch – 'Originally, I was going to acquire the Souffe eu Nord Mast and their boat was to be written off. However, in the end, it made sense for me to work with them to fix their boat and sell my hull'
Vendee Globe
Ireland's 2017 Vendee Globe competitor Enda O’Coineen reveals a 'marriage' of two former Vendee Globe campaigns; his own with the French IMOCA 60, Le Souffe du Nord.  The Galway Bay solo sailor also confirms – from his boatyard base in New…
Enda O'Coineen is headed for New Zealand to rejoin Kilcullen Voyager after 11 months
Vendee Globe
Solo sailor Enda O'Coineen rejoins his Vendee Globe yacht Kilcullen Voyager this weekend some 11–months after its dismasting off New Zealand on New Year's Day. That's according to the Irish Times Sailing Column this morning here. The 61–year–old flies who flies…
Nicholas 'Nin' O'Leary at Dun Laoghaire Marina with his IMOCA 60
Vendee Globe
Ireland Ocean Racing, the team behind Nicholas O'Leary's 2020 Vendee Globe Challenge, are back in Dun Laoghaire, this time with their own IMOCA 60 racing yacht. The team tweeted this morning 'We are super excited to announce that we have…
Nin O’Leary (left) and Alex Thomson (right) with their Hugo Boss shipmates Jack Trigger and Will Jackson in Valetta this morning after making a very good job of a tricky and often rugged Rolex Middle Sea Race 2017
Offshore
George David’s Rambler 88 has taken line honours for the owner’s third time in the 608-mile Rolex Middle Sea Race currently finishing in Valetta writes W M Nixon. But Nin O’Leary and Alex Thomson in the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss…
Green Marine’s composite manufacturing facility in Hythe
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that Green Marine, the high performance yacht builder in the UK responsible for entries in the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup, has gone into liquidation. Forty-six jobs have been lost with the end of…
The team who will be racing onboard the Open 60 Artemis Ocean Racing are currently waiting for an optimum weather window
Vendee Globe
Four young offshore sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, Mikey Ferguson and Andrew Baker, are on standby for an assault on the Length of Britain Challenge, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The current record held by British sailor Phil…
Making history. David & Sally MacFarlane sailing the 107-year-old Moosmie on their way to winning the first Water Wag race with a fleet of more than thirty boats, with Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s wonderful stonework looking its classic best
W M Nixon
The rapidly-developing partnership between solo offshore veteran Alex Thomson and proven star of fully-crewed boats Nin O’Leary of Cork has been the focus of much attention this week as they visit Cork and Dun Laoghaire. Thomson’s eye-catching IMOCA 60 Hugo…
The striking IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss will be sailing across Dublin Bay today and tomorrow with Alex Thomson and Irish Vendee Globe entrant Nicholas O'Leary onboard
Vendee Globe
The nation’s first offshore racing entity, 'Ireland Ocean Racing', made its Dublin landfall last night at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire to announce its 2020 Vendée Globe campaign to an RIYC gathering. Only 100 people have sailed…
Hugo Boss Trialling in Cork Harbour this week
Tom MacSweeney
I got to helm Hugo Boss for a while on Tuesday off Cork Harbour. The tiller surprised me. I thought, with the size and length of this IMOCA 60 round-the-world ocean racer, I would be holding a heavy tiller, requiring…
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