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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…
Paul Meilhat, skipper of the IMOCA Biotherm
French skipper Paul Meilhat will fulfil a lifelong dream in January 2023 when he leads Biotherm across the starting line of The Ocean Race on the waters off Alicante, Spain. Meilhat and his team will be racing one of the…
Chris Power Smith's potent J/122 Aurelia (meaning The Golden One) from the Royal St. George Yacht Club is the only Dublin entry so far for May's inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale
A competitive eight boat fleet is building in Kinsale for the inaugural Matthews Inishtearaght Race taking place in less than a month's time.  The race, promoted as an 'ideal shakedown race' for boats entering June's Round Ireland Race, has attracted top…
La Rochelle is the host port for the 35 solo and double Class40 competitors
The Race Around, Class40’s official round-the-world offshore yacht race, has named La Rochelle in Western France as the host city for its inaugural event in 2023. A location steeped in offshore sailing history, La Rochelle will become the home of…
By joining the OGR, Bertrand Delhom intends to deliver a message of hope to the 7 million patients affected by Parkinson's disease worldwide
The Ocean Globe Yacht Race is wearing a red tulip on April 11 to raise awareness of World Parkinson's Day and has announced that Bertrand Delhom will be the first sailor with Parkinson's disease to race around the world in…
The Offshore Racing Academy boat in action in the inaugural Course Académie
The Offshore Racing Academy was not the only organisation to realise the supports needed for newcomers to offshore racing in France and specifically the Figaro circuit. For the first time this year the class association, Classe Figaro Beneteau and Team…
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Club Swan 125 Skorpios (MON) skippered by Fernando Echavarri is one of the favourites for Monohull Line Honours
Seventy-five boats are entered for the RORC Caribbean 600 which starts on Monday 21 February in Antigua. The bulk of the astonishing fleet will be racing under IRC for overall victory and the Caribbean 600 Trophy. The glitterati of the…
If a World Sailing rethink goes ahead Category 3 offshore races such as the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race (above) would be exempted from the new out of water structural inspection rule.
A World Sailing re-think is under consideration to exempt Category 3 offshore races from the new requirement for documented structural inspection. Changes to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) came into effect on January 1 2022, and mean an additional requirement…
Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard announce the end of standby for the maxi-trimaran sails of change for the Jules Verne trophy and plan a fresh attempt
On November 1st, 2021, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their team began the standby for a fourth attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world sailing record. Since this date, there has not been a suitable weather window for the crew…
Jean-Jacques Savin’s row boat Audacieux was found overturned and empty off the Azores on Friday 21 January
A French adventurer who previously crossed the Atlantic in a barrel is missing and presumed dead at sea just weeks after beginning a solo crossing by row boat. Jean-Jacques Savin, who was 75, had set out on 1 January from…

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