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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…
SORC Success for 'Dinah'
The annual Solo Offshore Racing Club's 'Channel Week' was held last week in a varying mix of conditions. Seven offshore legs over eight days took the fleet from the Solent to the Channel Islands, and on to three French ports,…
Tom Webb Sail Around Britain Challenge
Seventeen-year-old Tom Webb is poised to sail solo round Britain in his Hyde Sails-powered Beneteau First 211 'Danera'. Tom believes sailing is a sport to be enjoyed by people of all abilities and to highlight the opportunities in sailing, particularly…
Golding Goes for Fourth Start in Vendee Globe Race
Gamesa, a global wind power technology leader and a world reference in the development and sale of wind farms, and UK solo sailor Mike Golding, OBE, have today announced their intention to be on the start line of the 2012…
Solo Sailing Conference Offers Charter of Performance Yachts
Irish solo sailing fans may be interested in the annual Solo Racing Festival at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble on Saturday 12th March. Given the Figaro race is coming to Dun Laoghaire in August a talk on the Artemis…
American skipper Brad Van Liew Wins Ocean Sprint Three from Wellington
The American skipper Brad Van Liew has won the Ocean Sprint Three from Wellington, New Zealand to Punta del Este in Uruguay after 23 days at sea.Brad Van Liew is a self proclaimed adrenaline junkie with a vast array of…
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…

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