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Malizia - Seaexplorer is lifted out for the first time in Lorient, France on Tuesday 19 July
Boris Herrmann’s offshore sailing team launched their new IMOCA race yacht as scheduled today, Tuesday 19 July in Lorient, Race some 18 months after design began. Designed by VPLP, Malizia - Seaexplorer was built at Multiplast in nearby Vannes over the…
Damien Wildes and Charlie Fleetwood with their paddleboards
An intrepid duo intend to cross the Irish Sea from Wales to Wicklow this weekend in an unusual fashion — paddling on their bellies. Damien Wildes and Charlie Fleetwood will assume the prone position on their stand-up paddleboards from Holyhead…
First look - Andrew Hall's Welsh J125 Jackknife is among the entries for the inaugural K2Q race on July 1 from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour
Just as the 2022 Round Ireland Race concludes at the end of June, a new Irish biennial offshore racing fixture between Dublin and Cork has launched with a start in five days' time, and a 'novel set up' to provide…
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US Sailing will soon announce the appointment of a panel to investigate the fatal crew-overboard incident in the Newport Bermuda Race last weekend, race organisers have confirmed. As previously reported on, Colin Golder, captain of the 42-foot sloop Morgan…
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The Captain of the yacht Morgan of Marietta has lost his life after going overboard in the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. The crew of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop, reported that its captain, Colin Golder of New Providence,…
Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo takes the start of the Newport Bermuda Race
June 19, 2022—Jason Carroll of New York City and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition of the offshore race Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT).…
Justin Slattery in 2015
2022 has been a busy year so far for Ireland’s top offshore racer Justin Slattery — and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. While the double Volvo Ocean Race champion crewman won’t be taking part in this weekend’s Round Ireland…
Two Irish co-skippers are competing in separate boats in the Mini Fastnet Race; Galway sailmaker Yannick Lemonnier (left) and novice entry Mark O’Connor
The 36th 'Mini Fastnet Race' starts this Sunday the 12th of June in the Bay of Douarnenez, France and two Irish boats are competing in the 21-foot class. The Mini Fastnet is a founding event in the mini circuit and as…
Brian Carroll's Chancer leads off the start line in Kinsale Yacht Club's inaugural 240-mile Inishteraght Race
There were great starts for the host club's Elan 40 Chancer (Brian Carroll) and Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo from Royal Cork in the inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale this morning in the brand new Irish offshore yacht race…
Flying Nikka - At 60 feet long, with foils similar to the AC75 boats used in the 36th America’s Cup, the first full-foiling monohull yacht in the Mini Maxi category gets airborne
Wicklow-based designer Mark Mills has been working on a 60ft foiling ocean-going version of the current America's Cup AC75 boats, and the new machine has just had her first sail, full story and pics here
Johnny Mordaunt skippered the Fast40+ Tschuss at Antigua Week
Dubliner Johnny Mordaunt skippering the Fast40+ Tschuss was the overall winner of division CSA - Racing 2 at Antigua Sailing Week in the 2022 Caribbean regatta season. Dun Laoghaire's Adrian Lee in the Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II of the Royal St. George Yacht Club took…
The Round Iceland Yacht Race (RIR) - first edition - will start on Sunday 14th May 2023
Royal Western Yacht Club has announced a new race to its four-year cycle of oceanic events. The Round Iceland Yacht Race (RIR) - first edition - will start on Sunday 14th May 2023 from Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. The…
Tom Dolan and Alan Roberts on Smurfit Kappa-Kingspan
Tom Dolan and his English co-skipper Alan Roberts were taking the many positives from the seventh place finish that they secured early this morning (Thursday 5 May) when the Trophée Banque Populaire Route Sur La Route Iles Ponant finished into…
Francis Joyon of IDEC Sport
Past winners of the La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe highlight their love for the race at six months before the start of the 12th edition In exactly six months and one day 138 sailors will line up off…
Jonny Mordaunt, Tom McWilliam and Simon Johnson are onboard Tschuss in CSA2 of Antigua Sailing Week
The podium after the second day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week had Irish interest with both Jonny Mordaunt's CSA 2 Tschuss and Adrian Lee's Lee Overlay Partners in CSA3 were race winners. The race was blessed with stunning conditions with 15-20…
Tulikettu, the first delivered Infiniti 52
The first delivered Ininiti 52 has been lost in the North Atlantic just months after its debut in the RORC Transatlantic Race. According to Scuttlebutt Sailing News, Tulikettu suffered significant damage in a high-speed collision with an unknown object offshore…

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