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Meath Solo Sailor Qualifies For Mini Transat 2015
#minitransat – Following an intensive season of racing along the French Atlantic coast, Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan has succeeded in qualifying for the renowned solo transatlantic sailing race, the Mini Transat 2015. After almost three thousand miles of shorthanded…
50 Entrants from 17 Countries for Golden Globe Race
#solosailor – Today marks the 46th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's departure from Falmouth UK back in 1968 to become the first person to sail singlehanded non-stop around the world. Of the 9 starters in that Sunday Times Golden Globe…
14 Welsh Single–Handed Yachts Heading for Fastnet Rock & Jester Challenge
#solosailing – This Sunday, 14 Corinthian sailors will set sail from Plas Heli, Pwllheli for Baltimore, south west Ireland. These single-handed boats of between 20 and 30 feet long are taking part in the Jester Baltimore Challenge; the course will…
#MastWalk Wins Best Use of PR
#mastwalk – The latest stunt created by Alex Thomson Racing saw the single handed skipper take a dramatic dive from the tip of the HUGO BOSS mast. The #MastWalk has been a viral sensation with his channel boasting over a million…
2018 Golden Globe Solo Non–Stop Round–the–World Yacht Race
#goldengloberace – To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth…
Meath's Dolan Is Lining Up For Mini Transat Race Against 84 Competitors
#minitransat – On 19 September 2015, Ireland will be among 84 Mini–Transat 2015 competitors heading out to do battle with the Atlantic for the 20th edition of the Mini Transat. As was the case in 2013, the race will set sail…
Thomson 'Favourite' Among Barcelona World Race Skipper's Ready For Today's Start
#barcelonaworldrace – Tuesday allowed the sixteen skippers who will start the 22,500 miles two handed Barcelona World Race to fully enjoy their final hours on dry land before taking this afternoon's 1300hrs (CET midday UTC) start. At least one of…
#ClasseMini – A County Meath sailor has launched a Mini Transat solo sailing campaign for 2015. Tom Dolan has announced his intention to participate in the 2015 Classe Mini Offshore Racing Championship, culminating in the renowned Mini–Transat Race starting on September 19. The first…
Kinsale Welcomes Solo Sailors In Celtic Sea Challenge
#SoloSailing - The first leg of the Solo Offshore Racing Club's 2014 Celtic Sea Challenge is already under way, with the fleet of 18 confirmed entries making their way to Kinsale from Falmouth. The programme continues tomorrow (Friday 25 July)…
2016 Vendee Globe 'Everest of the Seas' Yacht Race Launched
#vendeeglobe – The countdown has begun for the 2016 Vendee Globe with the aim of displaying the best of what ocean racing has to offer. The projects currently underway were presented to the media in Les Sables d'Olonne on Monday.…
Helicopter Salvages Yacht off Beach
#solosailing – It seems there's nothing a helicopter can't handle in terms of recovery, even in a worst case scenario like the one above.This successful salvage lift of a Pogo 2 Mini 6.50 was completed at Bovisands beach on the east…
Mast Walk Video By Alex Thompson
British yachtsman Alex Thompson has produced a stunning new promotional video, this time round Thompson walks up his boat's 30–metre high mast. It takes some control to keep a boat in that position so the stunt could be performed.
Could Ireland Bid for Solo Race Across the Atlantic?
#ostar – Could Ireland's location be an advantage to any bid to win the rights to stage the the original solo race across the North Atlantic? The next edition of 'The Transat', the original solo race across the North Atlantic that…
Mini Transat Fleet Finally Prepare to Start Racing
It's on ... The weather will finally allow the fleet of 84 Minis to leave the shores of Brittany on Mini Transat 2013. Although the crossing of the Bay of Biscay should be completed safely, the passage around Cape Finisterre…
84 Entries for Mini Transat, Recession Proves No Barrier
#minitransat – The small business that is the Mini does not recognise the crisis. Once more the race for these boats of just 6.50 meters was refuelled, on 30 August, with 84 competitors admitted who had met the full requirements…
Joyon's Trimaran is Crossing the Atlantic in Search of a New Record
Francis Joyon began his attempt to smash the outright solo sailing record this morning at 09:15:20 hrs UTC (11:15:20hrs CET). In order to beat the current record of 5 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes and 40 seconds held since July…

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