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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…
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…

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