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Fogerty Maintains Ostar Transatlantic Progress, Autopilot Malfunction is Main Concern
Conor Fogerty is making great westerly progress this morning following a windshift last night in the closing stages of the OSTAR Transtlantic Race. The Howth Yacht Club sailor is vying for overall honours after a storm ravaged crossing. He has…
BAM dances with TWOSTAR leader Rote 66 as the fleet leader Vento approached the Nova Scotian coast
#OSTAR - The OSTAR and TWOSTAR fleets have seen a slew of retirements after a storm hit the fleet in the North Atlantic on Friday (9 June), leaving one yacht abandoned and another dismasted. According to Yachting & Boating World,…
Tom Dolan finished the MAP Trophy race on a high, but not quite high enough to give him a podium place
Ireland’s Tom Dolan had improved his position to fourth in class when the 55-stong Mini Transat Class had a close finish in the 220 mile Marie-Agnes Peron Trophy race at Douarnenez during the night writes W M Nixon. While he…
Tom Dolan (910) showing what he can do with a breeze, but at the moment he does well to keep his speed above 7 knots.
Less than two miles separate Ireland’s Tom Dolan in his Mini 650 Cellastab.com (IRL 910) from leader Benoit Hantzperg (Mahi-Mahi, 869) as they approach the western turning point in the Atlantic far beyond the Ile de Seine in the 220-mile…
Ian Lipinski’s one-off Griffon is probably the oddest-looking boat in the Mini fleet, but once again she leads overall in the Open Division, this time in the current 220-mile Trophee Agnes Peron circuit from Douarnez
Ireland’s Mini Transat campaigner Tom Dolan has moved up several places in a good night despite difficult racing in the Bay of Biscay in the 55-boat 220-mile Marie-Agnes Peron Trophy from Douarnenez writes W M Nixon. Having had to contend…
The boat name changes for virtually every race, but the number stays the same on Tom Dolan’s Pogo 610, and in the current Marie-Agnes Peron Trophy, he’s listed as an Irish entry.
In a fleet of 55 boats, Ireland’s Mini Transat contender Tom Dolan currently lies sixth in class in his Pogo 610 IRL 910, sailing this 220 mile race as Sellastab.com for the Marie-Agnes Peron Trophy from Douarnenez. After a good…
Fast Reaching For Howth Yacht Club's Fogerty in Ostar TransAtlantic Race
Conor Fogerty's BAM Team report that the Howth Yacht Club Ostar sailor looks to have had a frustratingly slow night last night despite holding first in the Gipsy Moth division, third in line honours and second in the Ostar line.…
Tom Dolan’s Pogo 610 offshoresailing.fr (IRL 910) taking second place in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai on May 12th at la Trinite sur Mer
Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan is back in contention tomorrow in France in the shortest race in the countdown to the Mini Transat in October writes W M Nixon. But although the Trophee MAP from Douarnenez south to Ile de…
Fogerty's Sunfast 3600 BAM made a significant play yesterday by heading North to the Irish coast
Conor Fogerty has had a great first 48 hours in his 21–day transatlantic Ostar race. His Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 BAM made a significant play yesterday by heading North to the Irish coast and this has paid off in the short…
Howth's Conor Fogerty prepares to start OSTAR 2017 on Monday from Plymouth. The Royal Naval Supply Vessel, 'Wave Ruler' seen here in the background acted as Race Committee Boat
Following the OSTAR skipper's Briefing on Saturday 27th, thoughts turned to weather routing and decisions on which of the main routes to take writes John Forde who is supporting solo Irish entry Conor Fogerty in the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600. It…
There are no fewer than fourteen nationalities for this year's Mini–Transat
Ireland will be represented by  County Meath sailor Tom Dolan in this year's Mini–transat, the race, that organisers say, remains, by far, the most international of single handed races. For the fortieth anniversary of the Mini Transat, there are no…
Bam 3600 skipper Conor Fogerty is ready for the off in Portsmouth. Scroll down for live feed from 12.50
Thanks to modern technology – and more than a bit of assistance from intrepid solo skipper Conor Fogerty himself – Afloat.ie aims to bring you Irish OSTAR entrant Bam! live this morning from the start of the Transatlantic Race off…
Conor Fogerty racing across the Atlantic
The OSTAR transatlantic race start in Plymouth Sound today at 12:00 BST with Howth's solo sailor Conor Fogerty in the Sun Fast 3600 the sole Irish representative in the international 15–boat line–up. As Afloat.ie reported at the weekend, Forgety arrived safely in Plymouth…
Tom Dolan competes in the Mini-en-Mai Race. See Video below.
After Ireland’s Tom Dolan slipped to second in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai in the last 30 miles last Friday he shared his frustration in a searingly honest analysis of his performance. Now he has put together a video (below) from race…
Dolan slipped to second in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai in the last 30 miles on Friday
After Ireland’s Tom Dolan slipped to second in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai in the last 30 miles on Friday, all of Irish sailing – and a wider community of supporters internationally – shared his frustration writes W M Nixon. But those…
Dolan saw his wafer-thin class lead worn down by a succession of challengers in other Pogo 3s
The finish of the Mini-en-Mai at La Trinite sur Mer today concluded a period of frustration for Ireland’s Tom Dolan in Offshoresailing.fr, as he saw his wafer-thin class lead worn down by a succession of challengers in other Pogo 3s…

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