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Maiden’s eagerly awaited departure on the 2021-2024 World Tour took place today when the iconic yacht left the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club on her 90,000nm journey, skippered by the 'legendary' Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys. Together with sponsors DP World, Maiden and…
The RYA Women’s Team Racing National Championship, incorporating the BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championship, is for teams of six sailors who identify as female
Entries have opened for the RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships, which will take place at Budworth Sailing Club over the weekend of 19/20 February 2022. Budworth SC in the heart of Cheshire is looking forward to welcoming teams…
Shirley Robertson (left) and Caffari will be sailing in a newly delivered Sun Fast 3300
Two of Britain's most decorated female sailors will be teaming up for the upcoming 2022 Double Handed Offshore Season. Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson will be sailing together throughout 2022 in the UK Double Handed Offshore Series, racing a new…
470 Women: GBR Hannah Mills (right) and Eilidh Mcintyre at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A host of the British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 stars have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for services to sailing. Hannah Mills is made an OBE after winning gold in the women’s 470 class in Japan this…
Solo row across the Atlantic - Karen Weekes anticipates it will take about 70 days to row from Gran Canaria to Barbados, without any support vessel
Sports psychologist Dr Karen Weekes is due to set off from the Canaries to the Caribbean today in her bid to become the first Irish woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Weekes will undertake the 4,800 km (3,000 miles)…
Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped the ultimate accolade in recognition of their sensational Tokyo 2020 gold medals as they were named World Sailors of the Year.
Olympic gold medalists Hannah Mills MBE (GBR) and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) were voted female 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Thursday 2, December in a virtual ceremony streamed live from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK. Australia’s…
women represent just 1.2% of the global seafarer workforce
According to the United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO), women represent just 1.2% of the global seafarer workforce. So, at its Council meeting this week, it has announced that it will establish an ‘International Day for Women in Maritime.’ This…
France’s Pauline Courtois on Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team took gold in emphatic style
France’s Pauline Courtois, bronze medallist at the 2019 Women’s Match Racing World Championships, on Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team took gold in emphatic style at this year’s World Championships on home waters in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. Starting strongly, Match in…
The winning team at the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship are crowned World Champions
The 2021 Women’s Match Racing World Championship, featuring Olympic and America’s Cup champions, is set to take over Europe’s second-largest artificial harbour - Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in Normandy, France - from tomorrow (Thursday, 28 October). The eight teams of four and five…
Francesca Clapcich and Giulia Conti have launched Equal Sailing
Equal Sailing is a global initiative founded by Olympic athletes and world champions Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich, aimed at inspiring an equal, competitive playing field for male and female sailors. The project provides opportunities for some of the top…
Serious stuff. The Figaro 3 Championship in the Spi Ouest Regatta
Almost exactly a year after we set off on the Around Ireland World Record blast with the Figaro 3 RL Sailing from Dun Laoghaire last year reports Pamela Lee of Greystones, I joined forces again with Cat Hunt to undertake…
Professional solo sailor Joan Mulloy
Joan Mulloy, a professional solo sailor from Ireland, has joined Team UMIAQ, a group of female athletes, filmmakers, scientists and technologists sailing from Iceland to Greenland to conduct research, drive awareness and start a new conversation around climate change. The…
The Jeorgettes J/80 is an entry pathway for women sailors wanting to develop their racing skills
There is a new addition to the small but highly competitive J/80 Dublin Bay race fleet. Supported by their club the Royal Saint George in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the 'Jeorgettes' are an all-female crew competing in their first season in…
National Yacht Club women and girls champion the 20x20 initiative
The National Yacht Club has signed up to the 20×20 initiative to encourage more women and girls to get involved in sport. Increasing the visibility of women in sport is the focus of 20x20, and so far over 600 clubs…
Competing in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race are many of the world’s accomplished as well as highly competitive female sailors - such as Britain's Dee Caffari racing Two-Handed with James Harayda on Sunfast 3300 Gentoo
In August a record fleet of 450 boats is expected to be on the start line of the world’s largest offshore yacht race, the Rolex Fastnet Race. Among the crews of this traditionally male-dominated sport, just over 10% will be…
File image from the 2019 Women at the Helm regatta
Women on the Water J80 crews are back in action in Dun Laoghaire from tomorrow, Tuesday 25 May, the National Yacht Club has announced. Sailing will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, in two series of one…
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