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Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin with his father Randal McGuckin and his mother Lynne McGuckin in Dublin Airport
Heroic Irish solo sailor Gregor McGuckin arrived back in Dublin today to a rapturous welcome in Dublin Airport from his family, friends and members of the sailing community. It is Gregor’s first time on Irish soil since embarking on his…
Nicolas Troussel sailing his Class 40 Corum in the 2018 Round Ireland race off Wicklow in July. No single ocean race has seen so many entries in one class as next month's Route du Rhum Class 40 fleet in which Troussel's Corum is a front-runner
The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on November 4th – is the Class 40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part that includes Nicolas Troussel, the French entrant…
County Mayo's Joan Mulloy arrives at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Figaro Sailor Joan Mulloy from County Mayo sailed into the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire today fresh from her exploits in France where she became the first Irish woman to complete the famous French Solo Race. It looks as…
73-year-old French Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede
At 08:00 UTC Friday, (18:00 local time) French Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede was 40 miles from the film gate at Hobart, Tasmania, his Rustler 36 Matmut making 3.7knots. the 73-year old skipper is expected to sail…
Joan Mulloy on her Figaro yacht
Joan Mulloy will be at Mayo Sailing Club Friday, the 5th October at 7 pm to give a presentation about her recent experience in the single-handed endurance Solitaire du Figaro race, her other sailing and her ambition to go all…
Gregor McGuckin
The Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat will be within helicopter range of Ile de Amsterdam at first light tomorrow (Thursday) and will commence operations to pick up Gregor McGuckin, one of two Golden Globe Race skippers dismasted during a fierce storm…
Dubliner Gregor McGuckin at the helm of his Golden Globe yacht under jury rig yesterday. McGuckin has since been evacuated from the yacht, some 1,900 miles off the coast of Australia and has been taken to the remote 'Amsterdam island' for medical assessment
Golden Globe race competitors Gregor McGuckin and Abhilash Tomy who abandoned their yachts yesterday are reported as "well" and have been taken by their international rescue team to a remote island in the Southern Indian Ocean for medical assessment. 'They will…
Gregor McGuckin is safe and in the hands of the French Navy. His condition is reported as good with nothing more than 'bumps and bruises'
Team Ireland, the organisation behind Gregor McGuckin's Golden Globe entry has issued a statement to confirm Gregor McGuckin and fellow competitor Abhilash Tomy are now onboard the French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris. The vessel initially rescued Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy…
McGuckin is not in distress but has asked for a controlled evacuation from his yacht
Day 4 of the rescue of injured Indian Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht Thuriya approximately 1,900 miles SW of Perth Western Australia writes Barry Pickthall. The French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris reached Tomy’s yacht…
French fisheries patrollers have boarded Tomy's stricken yacht Thuriya
Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy has been rescued after his yacht dismasted in a violent Southern Ocean Storm on Friday (21 September). French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris reached Tomy’s yacht Thuriya at 05:30 UTC today (Monday 24 September)…
The seriously-injured Abilash Tomy’s dismasted ketch Thuriya in the Southern Indian ocean this morning. Although himself dismasted 90 miles away, Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin is trying to reach his fellow Golden Globe competitors under emergency rig and auxiliary engine
In rough post-storm conditions in the southern Indian Ocean, Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin is heroically attempting to reach seriously-injured fellow competitor Abilash Tomy of India in the dismasted Thuriya 90 miles away, despite McGuckin’s own boat Hanley Energy Endurance sustaining…
'Code Red Alert' for Golden Globe Race Fleet in South Indian Ocean
Solo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm midway across the South Indian Ocean. The 70–knot winds and 14m seas have left India's Abhilash Tomy and Ireland's Gregor McGuckin dismasted, and twice knocked…
Gregor McGuckin in happier times shortly after the start in July
Irishman Gregor McGuckin’s yacht has just been dramatically rolled 360 degrees in the middle of the Indian Ocean during an extreme storm. The violent roll broke his main mast and will now force him out of the solo round the…
Now 81 days into this approximate 250-day non-stop race around the planet, McGuckin will have to complete the voyage without a mizzen mast. The mast in question is pictured above next to where McGuckin is standing
Irish Golden Globe Race entrant Gregor McGuckin has lost his mizzen mast during a knockdown in the Indian Ocean. The 32-year-old is currently battling 70 knot (130 kph) winds and over 10m seas as a very severe storm passes over…
Irish solo sailor Gregor McGuckin
Every Friday morning at 10.00 UTC, Ireland’s solo circumnavigator  Gregor McGuckin calls the Golden Globe Race organisers from his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance to check in. After last weeks call reporting 50+ knot winds and 10m seas, today's call was…
Gregor McGuckin Passes 1 of 3 Capes in Golden Globe Race
Irish solo sailor Gregor McGuckin will be celebrating today onboard his 36ft yacht Hanley Energy Endurance as he passes the Cape of Good Hope on the southernmost tip of Africa. McGuckin now lying in 3rd place is now entering his…

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