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More than 24 hours after the IMOCA 60 masters fleet departed St. Barts in the Caribbean, Enda O'Coineen has started the Transatlantic race and lies some 300 miles behind the race leader. O'Coineen had to repair a faulty sail drive…
The former Chairman of the Green Dragon Irish Volvo Ocean Race entry is  taking the helm of an ocean racer himself.  Galway Bay's Enda O'Coineen is one of eight IMOCA 60s due to compete in the IMOCA Ocean Masters Transat St Barth-Port…
Ireland will have an entry in the 2018 Golden Globe Race, the solo, non-stop around the world race.  Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin has declared his interest in the race that will have 25 entrants.  The 24 men and 1 woman – Britain’s Susie…
Ireland's Thomas Dolan arrived into Lanzarote this morning taking a top twenty position in his 44–boat fleet, a very credible finish for the County Meath solo sailor in the first leg of his first Mini–Transat. The pontoon reserved for the…
Steady overnight sailing off the coast of Portugal from rookie Thomas Dolan sees the sole Irish entry in the Mini–Transat race stay in the top 20 overall. The County Meath sailor who features in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column…
Former Clipper Race Round the World Skipper Sean McCarter from Derry aims to be the first Irish sailor to compete in the world's toughest sailing race when he enters the Vendee Globe non–stop global race in five years time. No Irish…
With a strong following wind off the coast of Portugal, Ireland's sole entry in the Mini–Transat race made a gain overnight in his mid-fleet position. County Meath's Thomas Dolan lies 18th overall from 44 starters in the solo race and…
County Meath's Thomas Dolan lies in the top half of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe fleet after Saturday's start from Douarnenez, France. The sole Irish competitor in the solo race is 19th from 45 and 30 miles behind the…
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…

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