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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…
Mini Transat sailor Thomas Dolan in his new Pogo3 boat
It has been a successful season of mini racing for County Meath Solo sailor Tom Dolan, with two victories out of two solo races in the Atlantic mini–circuit. This combined with a sixth and fifth place finish in the two…
Christophe Maupaté's custom-built 7.5m Zeppelin RIB comes with a four-stroke Suzuki outboard motor
#Solo - Pictured above is the RIB that French sailor Christophe Maupaté will pilot solo in his quest to set a new Atlantic record from Bordeaux to New York. Previously attempted by Ireland's own Enda O'Coineen, no one has yet…
The 2016 Golden Globe Conference will be held during the Paris Boat Show
With just two years to go before the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR) from Falmouth UK on 16th June, Kevin Farebrother from Australia, Lionel Regnier from France bring the entry list to 30 + 7 on wait…
Edmond de Rothschild skipper Sébastien Josse was forced to retire in the early hours of the morning on May 4th after damaging his mainsail battens
The Transat bakerly is living up to its reputation as one of the toughest challenges in professional sport, with three of the 24 competitors retiring within the last 24 hours and some fierce battles elsewhere in the fleet. Shortly after…
Maxime Sorel aboard his damaged Class40 VandB following a collision
A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among…
Thomson kitesurfs more than twice the height of his HUGO BOSS mast. See full video below.
Having established himself as a daredevil of the sport of sailing, this latest stunt involves frequent Cork Harbour visitor Alex Thomson, on a kiteboard, chasing his IMOCA open 60 HUGO BOSS boat upwind and attaching himself via a rope to…
An 60–foot round the world French racing yacht is berthed in Crookhaven Bay in County Cork this morning having been abandoned mid–Atlantic three weeks ago and brought to the Irish harbour by a recovery team that included Kinsale's Marcus Hutchinson.…
Irish solo sailor Enda O’Coineen has finished third in a 3,400 mile non–stop Transatlantic race from the Carribbean to France. In an exceptional performance, Ireland’s Enda O’Coineen aboard his IMOCA 60 Currency Kilcullen Voyager completed the podium in the IMOCA Ocean…

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