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Man alone – Tom Dolan racing the Atlantic. He’ll be telling all in Westport on January 25th
Solo Sailing
On Thursday January 25th, at 19:30hrs, Mayo Sailing Club will be hosting a public presentation in the Westport Coast Hotel’s Atlantic Suite by Mini-Transat sailor Tom Dolan, and the admission of just €2 includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Originating on…
The start will be given in Barcelona on the 12th January 2019, at 13:00 (GMT+1).
Solo Sailing
With 365 days to go until the start of the fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race (12th January 2019), Barcelona’s round the world event has issued the official document containing details of the key rules of the regatta. This…
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,…
Beneteau Announces Special Price For Class Members For New Figaro 3 Foiling Yacht
Boat Sales
#Figaro - Following this summer’s first images of its new foiling one-design, Beneteau has announced the pricing for the Figaro 3. And the French marque says it has kept its promise of an affordable boat, with a special price of…
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…
Washed up on Brandon Bay – Michele Zambelli's Class 950 OSTAR entry Illumina 12 has been washed up on a County Kerry beach
Solo Sailing
After being abandoned mid–Atlantic during the short-handed OSTAR race in June, Michele Zambelli's Class 950 entry Illumina 12 has turned up on a beach in County Kerry this week. The Italian Ostar skipper triggered his EPIRB after encountering keel problems, two…
Ludde Ingvall’s extremely individual 98ft CQS aboard which Ireland’s 2013 “Sailor of the Year” David Kenefick of Cork will be racing the RORC Transatlantic
W M Nixon
With three major yet very different marathon sailing events crossing the Atlantic this month, it’s clear that the once decidedly quirky and often eccentric devotees of offshore and ocean racing are becoming mainstream. This is further reinforced by the confirmation…
Glory day. In an early race of the 2017 season, Tom Dolan in IRL 910 finds himself briefly ahead of Ian Lipinski in the superstar Proto winner Griffon-fr.
Solo Sailing
Even as the huge fleet of cruisers and racers - including Eamon Crosbie’s Discovery 56 Pamela from Dun Laoghaire - are into the third day of their Transatlantic crossing in the ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria to St Lucia, on…
Tom Dolan is congratulated in Martinique. Scroll down for video
Solo Sailing
Ireland’s lone sailor Tom Dolan has been celebrating his fifth place with friends and fellow contenders in Martinique at the conclusion of the Transoceanic 2,750-mile Leg 2 of the Mini-Transat 2017 writes W M Nixon. After an improving performance which…
Top five for Tom Dolan in the Mini Transat. It took 15 days, 1 hour, 49 minutes, 10 seconds and an average speed of 8,13 knots for the County Meath sailor to make the crossing
Solo Sailing
In a final twist to the Mini-Transat 2017 saga this afternoon at Le Marin in Martinique, Ireland’s Tom Dolan came within 21 minutes of grabbing a podium place writes W M Nixon. After Erwan Le Draoulec’s clear win this morning,…
Erwan le Draoulec (20) has this morning won the Production Class in the Mini-Transat 2017
Solo Sailing
With Production Class winner Erwan Le Draoulec finished early this morning in the Mini-Transat 2017 with a very clear lead, Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan’s many supporters at home and abroad maintain a slim hope that he might yet scrape…
Ian Lipinski’s Mini-Transat Proto Class win with Griffon.fr in the Mini Transat 2017 has given him an unprecedented double – he won the Production Class in 2015
Solo Sailing
Fortunes have waxed and waned as the 80 little boats in the Mini Transat Boulangere close towards the finish of the 2,000 mile transoceanic leg from Las Palmas in the Canaries - via a mandatory gate in the Cape Verde…
Tom Dolan – fighting flukey winds and fatigue as Mini-Transat approaches final stage
Solo Sailing
Ireland’s Tom Dolan held on to third place over the weekend as the Mini-Transat Production Class leaders closed into the final third of the Transoceanic leg, with the northeast tradewinds providing difficult sailing in increasingly volatile conditions writes W M…
The Beneteau Figaro 3 is a likely canddate as a one design for World Sailing's first Short Handed World Championships
World Sailing
World Sailing will hold a short–handed Offshore Sailing World Championship following approval from the Council at its annual conference in Mexico last week. The new Offshore Worlds will be held in One Design boats to help promote and raise the profile…
Tom Dolan and IRL 910 have been enjoying sailing like this - though often with more wind and sunshine – since coming through the Cape Verde Islands Gate at the weekend in the Mini-Transat 2017. Currently he lies third in the Production Class, with the halfway point of the open ocean stage to Martinique being passed within the next day or two.
Solo Sailing
Tom Dolan has been having a good week in the Mini-Transat as he consolidates his position among the leading five writes W M Nixon. This morning, he’s in third place, having gained from his closest challenger Pierre Chedeville making what…
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