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Ireland lead's Mini Classe – Tom Dolan is 52nm miles from the finish this morning. See race tracker below.
Ireland’s Tom Dolan maintained a narrow lead during the third night of the 500–mile Mini-en-May with his Pogo 3 Offshoresailng.fr (IRL 910) as the fleet made their way through inshore passages past La Rochelle and inside the Ile de Re…
Line honours leader  Ian Lipinski in #865 Griffon prototype
Ireland’s Tom Dolan was neck-and-neck with Pierre Chedeville and Emile Henry as their three Pogo 3s closed in on the Royan turn at 1700hrs to lead their class in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai offshore challenge, which leaves them with 147 miles…
A complicated night for competitors of the Mini en Mai is revealed on this morning's chart at 9am. See Tracker below
Irish solo skipper Tom Dolan has continued to show exceptional consistency as he maintains his position at the front of the fleet through a challenging second night of the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai in the Bay of Biscay writes W M Nixon.…
Tom Dolan – He has always been in contention for the top slot,
Wednesday evening update – After a difficult day in the middle of the Bay of Biscay with the fleet in the Mini-en-Mai now spread across a wide front as they close in towards the southerly turn off Royan, Tom Dolan’s…
Tom Dolan (bow number 910 in foreground) narrowly leads his class after the first night at sea in the Mini-en-Mai 2017, but still has 329 miles to race with the prospect of flukey winds.
After their first night at sea, the Mini Transat boats racing the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai race in the eastern sector of the Bay of Biscay have put the navigation challenges of Western Brittany astern, and are well on their way, shaping…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan (910 foreground) going great guns in today’s early stages of the Mini-en-Mai
Ireland’s Tom Dolan is continuing to set the pace in his Mini Pogo 3 Offshoresailing.fr (IRL 910) in the 500 miles Mini-en-Mai as the leaders sweep past the Iles des Glenans and on towards the Point de Penmarch in a…
The 500-mile Mini-en-Mai course, starting and finishing off La Trinite sur Mer, is an interesting mixture of coast-hopping and a long offshore leg. Scroll down for  Yellowbrick Tracker.
After a good start which saw him in third shortly after crossing the line in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai event for Minitrasat 650s which started today off La Trinite sur Mer on France’s Biscay coast, Ireland’s Tom Dolan is currently rated…
Tom Dolan from County Meath on his way to a third overall in the first race of the French Solo Offshore Racing Championships
Ireland’s mini class sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath has finished an impressive third place out of 52 boats in the first single–handed race of the French Solo Offshore Racing Championship. The podium result came after a 300 mile match…
The 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race will be commemorated with a Parade of Sail in Falmouth Harbour on June 14, 2018
The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race back in 1968/9.…
Pierre Chedeville will be a strong contender in the production class
After a disappointing first race of the year last weekend, as Afloat.ie previewed here, Ireland’s Tom Dolan hopes to improve on his performance in the first single–handed race of the Mini 650 circuit. In offshore racing, 'once the wind has…
Self taught Dolan will race with Breton, Francois Jambou, his sailing school colleague from Concarneau in this first race
Sole Irish Mini Transat sailor Thomas Dolan of County Meath starts his solo–sailing season tomorrow in a double–handed Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini race.  Racing will get underway officially on Saturday 8 April at 11am, with the start of the 150 nautical…
Sea–Air: The world's first foiling Mini Class
2016 might well have been the year of the foil in offshore sailing writes solo sailor Thomas Dolan. Here the sole Irish 'Mini Classe' competitor assesses some of the latest developments from his base in France and asks will a 'foiler'…
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 Afloat.ie readers, he was just a silhouetted figure sitting atop a boat waiting to be rescued when Afloat.ie 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…
HYC's Bam competing in last month's Round Ireland race. Sailing solo this week, skipper Conor Fogerty is in contention in the Solo Fastnet race and expected to finish the race tomorrow
Conor Fogerty's BAM from Howth Yacht Club is lying second overall in class and fourth overall in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race this morning. Fogerty is expected to finish the five day course tomorrow. The Royal Western Yacht Club of…

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