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Dubliner Gregor McGuckin at the helm of his Golden Globe yacht under jury rig yesterday. McGuckin has since been evacuated from the yacht, some 1,900 miles off the coast of Australia and has been taken to the remote 'Amsterdam island' for medical assessment
Golden Globe race competitors Gregor McGuckin and Abhilash Tomy who abandoned their yachts yesterday are reported as "well" and have been taken by their international rescue team to a remote island in the Southern Indian Ocean for medical assessment. 'They will…
Gregor McGuckin is safe and in the hands of the French Navy. His condition is reported as good with nothing more than 'bumps and bruises'
Team Ireland, the organisation behind Gregor McGuckin's Golden Globe entry has issued a statement to confirm Gregor McGuckin and fellow competitor Abhilash Tomy are now onboard the French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris. The vessel initially rescued Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy…
McGuckin is not in distress but has asked for a controlled evacuation from his yacht
Day 4 of the rescue of injured Indian Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht Thuriya approximately 1,900 miles SW of Perth Western Australia writes Barry Pickthall. The French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris reached Tomy’s yacht…
French fisheries patrollers have boarded Tomy's stricken yacht Thuriya
Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy has been rescued after his yacht dismasted in a violent Southern Ocean Storm on Friday (21 September). French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris reached Tomy’s yacht Thuriya at 05:30 UTC today (Monday 24 September)…
The seriously-injured Abilash Tomy’s dismasted ketch Thuriya in the Southern Indian ocean this morning. Although himself dismasted 90 miles away, Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin is trying to reach his fellow Golden Globe competitors under emergency rig and auxiliary engine
In rough post-storm conditions in the southern Indian Ocean, Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin is heroically attempting to reach seriously-injured fellow competitor Abilash Tomy of India in the dismasted Thuriya 90 miles away, despite McGuckin’s own boat Hanley Energy Endurance sustaining…
'Code Red Alert' for Golden Globe Race Fleet in South Indian Ocean
Solo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm midway across the South Indian Ocean. The 70–knot winds and 14m seas have left India's Abhilash Tomy and Ireland's Gregor McGuckin dismasted, and twice knocked…
Gregor McGuckin in happier times shortly after the start in July
Irishman Gregor McGuckin’s yacht has just been dramatically rolled 360 degrees in the middle of the Indian Ocean during an extreme storm. The violent roll broke his main mast and will now force him out of the solo round the…
Now 81 days into this approximate 250-day non-stop race around the planet, McGuckin will have to complete the voyage without a mizzen mast. The mast in question is pictured above next to where McGuckin is standing
Irish Golden Globe Race entrant Gregor McGuckin has lost his mizzen mast during a knockdown in the Indian Ocean. The 32-year-old is currently battling 70 knot (130 kph) winds and over 10m seas as a very severe storm passes over…
Irish solo sailor Gregor McGuckin
Every Friday morning at 10.00 UTC, Ireland’s solo circumnavigator  Gregor McGuckin calls the Golden Globe Race organisers from his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance to check in. After last weeks call reporting 50+ knot winds and 10m seas, today's call was…
Gregor McGuckin Passes 1 of 3 Capes in Golden Globe Race
Irish solo sailor Gregor McGuckin will be celebrating today onboard his 36ft yacht Hanley Energy Endurance as he passes the Cape of Good Hope on the southernmost tip of Africa. McGuckin now lying in 3rd place is now entering his…
Now dismasted, Wiig (above) plans to set up a jury rig and sail the 400 miles north to Cape Town
Golden Globe Race skipper Are Wiig made a satellite phone call to Race HQ at 16:30 UTC today to report that his 32ft yacht Olleanna had been rolled through 360° and dismasted some 400 miles south west of Cape Town.…
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…
Gregor McGuckin (left) and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ahead of the start of the Golden Globe Race
Tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 August, marks Gregor McGuckin’s 32nd birthday. The solo sailor is now 44 days into what could be a 270 day non-stop voyage around the globe onboard his 36ft yacht Hanley Energy Endurance. McGuckin is currently making his…
Gregor McGuckin’s Hanley Energy Endurance (left) at the start of the Golden Globe Race on 1st July at les Sables d’Olonne. Currently leading the ketch-rigged boats, he is expected to cross the equator today
In Ireland throughout July, interest in sailing has been almost completely absorbed by a multiplicity of events in which major happenings such as the Volvo Round Ireland race, Cork Week and the Beaufort Cup have been only the peaks of…
Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin had today’s best 24-hour run of the 17 boats still racing
Eight days into the Golden Globe Race non-stop solo round the world from Les Sables-d'Olonne, and Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin had today’s best 24-hour run of the 17 boats still racing as they close in on the Canary Islands writes W…
A 25,000 mile solo, non–stop journey lies ahead for Gregor McGuckin after the first four days of the Golden Globe Race
It has been slow going for first days of Golden Globe Race for Ireland's solo sailor, Dubliner Gregor McGuckin who is in ninth place in the 17–boat race with 25,000 miles to sail. The first four days of light, variable…

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