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Figaro Sailor Joan Mulloy Sails into Dun Laoghaire

6th October 2018
County Mayo's Joan Mulloy arrives at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire County Mayo's Joan Mulloy arrives at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Photo:

Figaro Sailor Joan Mulloy from County Mayo sailed into the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire today fresh from her exploits in France where she became the first Irish woman to complete the famous French Solo Race.

It looks as though plans for Vendee Globe 2020 participation were set back for Mulloy recently, however. Despite making the qualifying standard for next month's Vendee Globe qualifier, the Route du Rhum, she will not now be on the start line due to lack of sponsorship, according to team management.

As previously reported on, Mulloy was scheduled to speak last night at Mayo Sailing Club on her ambitions to be the first woman in the solo non–stop round the world race.

Published in Solo Sailing Team

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