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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…
Solo Sailor Embarks on North Atlantic Record;5 days,19 hours, 30 minutes & 40 seconds
The French sailor, Francis Joyon is due to set off early today (Tuesday 11th June) to tackle the solo Atlantic crossing aboard his maxi trimaran IDEC. He is expected to cross the official starting line at the foot of Ambrose…
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) Launches Kish Single–handed Sailing Race
Sunday June 9th sees the return of the popular and novel Kish lighthouse Solo/Two Handed Race on Dublin Bay aimed at both the regular Bay racers and non racers alike. The race is run by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht…
Mini Transat 2013 Qualifications Announced
#minitransat – The Open Demi-Clé (double handed) and Pornichet Select (single handed) open the batting for this season's racing for the Atlantic Ministes, whilst in the Mediterranean competitors are offered the four races of the Mini-Golfe au Gran Premio d'Italia.…
New Solo Challenge Across The Celtic Sea
#Solo - Elaine Bunting writes on her Yachting World blog about this summer's Jester Baltimore Challenge, a spin-off of the solo transatlantic Jester Challenge for small boats. The new event is much smaller in scale, with a route across the…
Vincent Riou Retires from Vendee Globe Race
#vg12 – Even though he thought he was going to be able to fix the hull of his boat, Vincent Riou found himself unable to find a solution regarding the shroud underneath his outrigger. It was therefore just not possible…
Vendee Globe Front Runner Collides with Metal Object
#vg12 – At 0700hrs this morning, a front runner in the Vendee Globe race Vincent Riou (PRB) warned his shore team that he had collided with a floating object. The skipper, who was at his navigation station at the time…

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