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The FFOR concept will begin with 10 identical yachts being made available to the first 10 teams entering on a fully managed basis
 A new offshore series of races that will come to Irish waters has been launched in the UK called the Formula Foil Ocean Racing (FFOR) with a first prize of £50k. Racing in identical Beneteau Figaro 3 yachts FFORC has…
The 2019 Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019
The 2019 edition of the Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, which is two weeks earlier than the original published date. Unusually, the race will now run the week before Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on…
Mast repairs underway on Tom Dolan's Figaro yacht today
Andi Robertson spoke with Ireland's solo sailor Thomas Dolan about his retiral from leg one of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Listen in to the recording below Race Director Francis Le Goff commented this morning from on board the monitoring…
Gregor McGuckin with his vintage Biscay 36 ketch Hanley Energy Endurance at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire before departing for the start on July 1st at Les Sables d’Olonne of the Golden Globe Race
Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin with the Biscay 36 ketch Hanley Energy Endurance has been piling on the miles today in the Golden Globe non-stop Round the World Race, moving up to third overall with a day’s run of 158 miles, the…
Aurelia is in the hunt for overall ISORA honours
The 12th race in the ISORA Offshore Series took place on Saturday the 11th of August, with 11 of the 13 entered boats coming to the start for an 08.00 gun writes ISORA Chief Peter Ryan. Many of the regular…
Campaign sponsor Aidan McManus (left) of the King Sitric restaurant in Howth with Simon Knowles (centre) and Conor Fogerty relaxing in their home port with a pint in the King Sitric prior to departure for the Cowes start of the Round Britain and Ireland Race on Sunday
The 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race  has a record entry of Two-Handed and Class 40 teams and Ireland is in the mix with the potent Howth Yacht Club duo Conor Fogerty and Simon Knowles in the much-fancied Jeanneau…
The Baily Headland at the north side of Dublin Bay is often in the midst of rough water, but in high summer with the vintage Howth 17s having their annual race round to Clontarf Regatta, it's in a benign mood. This is Joanna Cawley and Holly O'Doherty aboard Pauline in a race which was won by Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey)
Howth Yacht Club will find itself in double focus this coming weekend, with the Club's historic 1898-founded Howth 17s staging their Annual Championship off the peninsula port, while down in the Solent on Sunday 12th August, leading HYC member Conor…
Claus Landmark drove his Wicklow designed Landmark 43 'Santa' to a runaway victory
A County Wicklow yacht design has won the inaugural Offshore Sailing Worlds at the Hague last weekend. The Landmark 43, from the drawing board of Kilbride–based Mark Mills, produced a stunning win in Class B at the Dutch event.  Claus Landmark drove…
A close Class C start in which sole Irish competitor 'Fools Gold' is racing
A discarded result of 31 scored in race six yesterday has dropped Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' to 18th from 14th from a fleet of 49  in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. The Sovereign's Cup…
Big waves and breezy conditions made for fast, close racing
Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' has moved up from 18th to 14th from a fleet of 49 after the first four races in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. The Sovereign's…
There's been a light air start to the The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships
Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' is lying 18th from a fleet of 49 after the first two offshore races in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. Full results are here. After…
The Round Ireland Race start where Niall Dowling's Baraka GP makes a perfect start then shreds her spinnaker....
There was a stunning start to the 20th Round Ireland Yacht Race today when the Volvo race favourite blew a spinnaker moments after the 700–mile race began off Wicklow Harbour. See Race tracker here.  It only added to the drama of…
Yachtswoman Tracy Edwards reunites with the ‘Maiden’ crew to celebrate ahead of the 30th anniversary since they became the first all-female team to sail around the world. Dun Laoghaire sailor Angela Heath is pictured right in front row
Yachtswoman, Tracy Edwards MBE, is reuniting her legendary ‘Maiden’ crew for the first time since 1990 when they became the first all-female team to sail around the world and into the record books. Th crew includes Dun Laoghaire sailor Angela…
Chris Power Smith’s optimized J/122 Aurelia (RStGYC) is one of many contenders in with a good chance in the 20th staging of the biennial Volvo Round Ireland Race, which starts today off Wicklow at 2.0pm
It was the dogged determination of Wicklow Sailing Club 38 years ago that brought about the beginnings of an event which has since become an internationally-recognised cornerstone in the complex structure of the Irish sailing programme writes W M Nixon.…
The brand new Mach 40 'Corum' is going Round Ireland
Ireland's varied sailing waters are proving a popular testing ground for the international Class 40 fleet and a burgeoning Irish Mini class too. Further evidence of this is in next Saturday's Round Ireland Race fleet where a top French double-handed…
First in class and first boat under 50ft to arrive and 10th over the line, Sean McCarter was a crew man on the British foiler Maverick
Donegal’s Sean McCarter was a member of the crew aboard British yacht Maverick, an Infinity 46R DSS, which won the Open Division of the Newport Bermuda Race. The race featured a number of Irish crew as Afloat.ie reported previously but…

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