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Gabart sailed a total distance of 4,634 miles at an average speed of 23.11 knots in a remarkable voyage
Frenchman François Gabart on board his new 100ft trimaran Macif, crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York, taking line honours in the Ultime class. The finish time, recorded by the Sandy…
Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line
The Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York is in its final stages for Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line. The current routing is showing Gabart’s estimated time of arrival as…
Jean Pierre Dick/St Michel Virbac is 85.27nm to the leader in the IMOCA 60 class
While this week’s news has been all about the Ibiza temperatures set to scorch the UK this weekend, The Transat bakerly skippers last night faced their toughest and roughest night of the 3,050-mile race yet.Between early evening on Friday and…
Giant Trimarans At the Head of The Transat Bakerly Fleet
Two of the fastest racing machines in sailing are currently lighting up the top of the leaderboard in The Transat bakerly as they rampage across the Atlantic just a few miles apart. After two full days of racing in the…
Damian Foxall Breaks American Newport to Ensenada Race Record on Mod 70 Orion
Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall shattered a long standing American Yacht Racing record at the weekend when his MOD 70 Orion crossed the finish line of the Newport to Ensenada Race in 5 hours, 17 minutes, 26 seconds, smashing the former record of…
Dermot and Paddy Cronin's Encore had success in the 2015 Middle Sea Race
RORC Caribbbean 600 champion Conor Fogerty's Bam from Howth Yacht Club is an early Irish entry into the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and doubtless there will be more strong Irish offshore entrants before the start on…
Kayaker Finds Hugo Boss Yacht Abandoned 10 Years Ago
#AlexThomson - A remains of a yacht abandoned by sailing superstar Alex Thomson a decade ago have been discovered on a remote stretch of South American coastline. According to Yachting & Boating World, the Hugo Boss skipper was forced to…
Tom McClean's self-built whale boat 'Moby' in Ardintigh Bay
#Offshore - He's prepping to cross the Atlantic in a self-built boat the size and shape of a 60ft sperm whale. But that's not the only remarkable thing about Irish-born, British-bred adventurer Tom McClean, who's profiled by Vice's Joe Banks…
The massive French trimaran IDEC SPORT has hit an unidentified floating object during the night, 130 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland. The port rudder is broken. However they are still expected to reach the pontoon in Brest at…
The Jules Verne Trophy record is not going to be beaten on this occasion. Small areas of low pressure and large highs spread across the Pacific and South Atlantic in particular, have dashed the hopes and ambitions of the two…
Phil Sharp and crew will soon make their turn for the 'final corner' at Cape Wrath, the very north western corner of the UK, heading towards the finish line of their Length of Britain Challenge, setting the first benchmark reference…
Jersey based British sailor Phil Sharp and crew finally cast off their docklines from Falmouth’s Port Pendennis Marina setting off into a nasty, dirty December night to make the seven hour passage around to Land’s End where they will start…
The Spindrift 2 sailing team confirm that they will leave in the next 24 hours to start their attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world record. After analysing the latest weather files this morning, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their…
Last month Malahide Yacht Club's Dermot Cronin sailing with his son Paddy won the double–handed division of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The stand out international result for the Irish double–hander was achieved on his Beneteau 40.7 Encore. Here Dermot and Paddy,…
As Ireland's Thomas Dolan continues to make his way to the finish line, Frédéric Denis, from La Trinité in Brittany, France, has won the Mini Transat after crossing the finish line off the Iles de Guadeloupe first, at 09:12:30 GMT…
With a mere 700–miles to go (equivalent to a Round Ireland race) Irish solo sailor Thomas Dolan nears landfall in his first Mini-Transat race. Consistent sailing from the County Meath debutante has seen him maintain his mid rank position in…

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