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With 92% of the race complete, Alex is heading towards the Azores
With this year’s edition of The Vendée Globe approaching its final days, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place, 160 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. Alex has claimed back 54 miles overnight in difficult conditions for…
Vendee Globe debutante Enda O'Coineen created a great Irish following in the solo Round the world race. The Irish entry was dismasted off New Zealand
Ireland's contribution to world offshore sailing has been great, but, is in need of constant support and ambition writes Northern Ireland Offshore sailor Andrew 'Hammy' Baker. Here the solo sailor oultines the sailors and the events in the 2017 Irish…
Guo Chuan sailing in the Bering Sea on 16 September 2015 after he and his team set the record for crossing the North East Passage
#GuoChuan - Record-setting Chinese offshore skipper Guo Chuan has gone missing on a solo crossing of the Pacific, according to BBC News. Guo Chuan had connections with Ireland as a crew-member on Irish-Chinese backed Green Dragon and became the first-ever…
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Read Afloat's e–news below with all the latest sailing and boating highlights including: Dublin bids ‘bon voyage’ to @teamirelandvg; Conor Clarke on US #Melges24 2nd, tributes to Emergency veteran Des & Car shipper routes to come full circle? Find the…
Conrad Colman's IMOCA 60 is using SolarCoth Systems solar panels laminated into his UK Sailmakers Titanium mainsail
Conrad Colman's IMOCA 60 getting ready for the Vendée Globe singlehanded around the world race that will start in November. The 29–boat fleet are due in France next week, including Ireland's first ever entry in the race by Enda O'Coineen.…
Enda O'Coineen's Kilcullen Voyager alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the Vendee Globe Round the World race start less than a month away, Ireland's first ever entry in the race departs Dublin on Monday for the French Race start at Les Sables d’Olonne. Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr…
Solo sailor – GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy out and about in Dun Laoghaire in his Solo dinghy. The design features inward sloping decks, making it more comfortable to sit–out
GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy is known for his exploits across a number of sailing classes, most recently the Fireball dinghy, (winner of the Munsters in Killaloe) but perhaps less known is his Solo dinghy form. It turns out the…
French healthcare group URGO will partner the Solitaire du Figaro for the next three years
URGO, a leading French healthcare group which specialises in advanced dressings and bandages for wound care and family medication, and OC Sport Pen Duick, experts in the organisation of ocean races, have announced today that URGO has become the Title…
Today's DMYC 'Kish' race was held in blustery conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery below
A fine fleet of mixed sailing cruisers braved south–westerly winds gusting to gale force on Dublin Bay today for the ten–mile Round Kish Lighthouse Race. The DMYC race started at 11am and included many Dublin Bay boats but also visitors…
There is a 26 boat fleet assembled for the DMYK Kish race
The DMYC in Dun Laoghaire are reminding sailors that online entry for its Kish race on Dublin Bay closes tomorrow at 19.00 on 24th September. Looking at the weekend forecast – sailing tomorrow may will be for the heavy weather…
Enda O'Coineen's Team Ireland IMOCA 60 yacht alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
29 skippers have so far fulfilled the administrative, sporting and technical requirements to be able to take up the challenge of the 'Everest of the seas'. To compare the situation, twenty lined up for the last edition four years ago,…
Enda O'Coineen addresses the media at this week's Vendee Globe press conference in Paris
Galway Bay sailor Enda O'Coineen (60) took his place among 29 skippers from 10 countries gathered in the heart of Paris this week for the official Vendee Globe 2016 press conference. Media from around the world came to hear how preparations…
The Kish Light on Dublin Bay is the turning mark for the DMYC race on September 25th
The DMYC will hold its annual Dun laoghaire to Kish lighthouse (and back) race on Sunday 25th September. The DMYC have been staging this race since the early 1980’s when it was a single–handed affair and over more recent years…
Thomas Dolan competing in Mini 650 Azores Race
After a promising first solo leg of “Les Sables-Les Azores-Les Sables”, Ireland's Thomas Dolan, or l’irlandais Volant”, or the Flying Irishman, as he has been christened by French media, currently stands in second place with 1 hour and 35 minutes…
French yachtsman clings to his upturned hull after keel failure
For many readers, he was just a silhouetted figure sitting atop a boat waiting to be rescued when published the story about a solo sailor's rescue off the Wexford coast. Like so many rescue video clips, there was…
After a windy first SORC Solo Fastnet race, Conor Fogerty and BAM from Howth Yacht Club finish in light airs on the A2 at Plymouth
Conor Fogerty's Sunfast 3600, Bam from Howth Yacht Club continued her 2016 campaign with the inaugural SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) run, Solo Fastnet, from Cowes to the Fastnet, finishing at Plymouth, a distance of 605 nautical miles, writes BAM…

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