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Irish Mini 6.50 Campaign in Prospect
Double and Solo Racing Group member Michael McKeon is organising an Irish Mini 6.50 campaign. Following the success of the Mini open days sailing on his boat 'Hypomene', McKeon has made a call to all interested parties to ensure the boat…
BRITISH skipper Chris Stanmore-Major today became the fourth skipper to complete the first ocean sprint of the epic VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world yacht race. After 36 days and 44 minutes at sea, the 33-year-old from Cowes, Isle…
Belgian Determined to Make Start Line despite Dismasting
Belgian solo sailor Christophe Bullens was dismasted this morning off the coast of France en route to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans. The 49-year-old skipper had been sailing his Eco 60 class yacht Five Oceans of Smiles in…
Attempt at Round Britain and Ireland Record Underway
Sidney Gavignet, skipper of the Arabian 100 trimaran Oman Air, crossed the start line off the Lizard Point, Cornwall UK at 17:55:08 GMT today (19/08/10) as he attempts to break the single-handed Round Britain and Ireland record. The record attempt…
Two Revamped 60s Afloat Ahead of Velux Race
They have spent the last few months hidden away in boatsheds undergoing major transformations – but now two Eco 60 yachts have emerged from their makeovers and have been lifted into the water for the VELUX 5 OCEANS. Both Brad…
Polish Entry into Velux 5 Oceans Race
Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski has moved one step closer to his goal of becoming the first Polish person to race solo around the world after getting his hands on a high-tech Eco 60 yacht for the VELUX 5 OCEANS. Gutek, one…
Knox Johnston Unveils Two British Skippers for Velux 5 Oceans
Not since Sir Robin-Knox Johnston sailed into the record books as the victor of the Golden Globe back in 1969 has a British skipper won a singlehanded round the world race. But that could all be about to change as…
Steve White announces bid to break the 'Westabout' Solo Circumnavigation Sailing World Record
Professional sailor Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating the globe single-handed, non-stop the "wrong way", against the prevailing winds and currents. Steve will be sailing a Volvo Open 70, which would usually…
The World's Smallest Circumnavigation
Most of the news at the moment, save the Round-the-World antics of the Clipper fleet, is small boat stuff, close to shore. But there's one story drawing to a close that mixes both. Franco-Italian sailor Alessandro DiBenedetto is nearing completino…
Irish Skippers Share Solo Spoils
Irish skippers Paddy Cronin  and Peter Olden won the out and return races of the Solo Offshore Racing Club's Poole and Back coastal race. Cronin won the out leg, being port hoist spinnakers the whole way to Poole,  sailing Rod…
One week until Kish double-hander
The annual DMYC 2-handed Kish race takes place this Sunday, building on the double-hander class that has fond favour with ISORA racers this year. Doubleandsolo group president Olivier Prouveur today sent out a missive to interested parties, saying: "Already two…
Aussie teen battles horrendous condtions
Ocean-sailing Aussie teenager Jessica Watsonhas suffered her third  knockdown in a fortnight in her bid to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. The teenager has managed to escape the worst effects of 12m, boat-breaking swells on the way…

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