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Dolan and co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec crossed the finish line of the iconic transatlantic yacht race after 19 days, nine hours, five minutes and 10 seconds
Ireland’s Tom Dolan of the National Yacht Club has finished the Transat AG2R La Mondiale in 11th place overall, coming home as first rookie in the process. Dolan and co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec crossed the finish line of the iconic transatlantic…
Chris Power-Smith's J122 "Aurelia" won both overall and IRC 0 in yesterday's ISORA race after an epic upwind battle from Rockabill Island to East Kish buoy against Stephen Tudor's J111 "Sgrech"
In the build up to next month's all–important Round Ireland Race, yesterdays' ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire was an important tune–up. Chris Power–Smith's J122 Aurelia crew showed the depth of their ambition by outwitting some of the ISORA big guns…
Photograph of the Cheeki Rafiki’s upturned hull taken by crew of the USS Oscar Austin on 23 May 2014
#CheekiRafiki - The director of the yacht company that operated the Cheeki Rafiki — which sank in the Atlantic four years ago, claiming the lives of its four crew — has been given a suspended sentence over the incident, as…
Tom Dolan enjoys a snack bar onboard Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance as the Irish skipper approaches the Transat finish line
Irish ocean racer Tom Dolan was inside the last 100 miles of the 4,000-mile AG2R La Mondiale Transat race on Friday, battling tropical squalls en route to the finish. Dolan and French co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec, sailing Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance, were placed…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and France’s Tanguy Bouroullec are 11th in the closing stages of the AG2R La Mondiale
With 240–miles to the finish line at St Barth, Tom Dolan's “Smurfit Kappa Cerfrance” from the National Yacht Club is now in 11th place overall and in second place in the rookie class, only nine miles behind Teamwork, who is…
The ISORA fleet have a 60–mile offshore race starting and ending at Dun Laoghaire this Saturday
Frank Whelan's Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera goes into Saturday's first ISORA qualifying race of 60–miles as the overall series leader but the Greystones Sailing Club entry is only narrowly ahead of second placed Royal St. George's Chris & Patanne Power Smith's, J/122 Aurelia.…
ISORA has a new sponsor for its coastal night races
Exposure Lights are sponsors of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) Coastal Night Races for 2018. Both races take competitors over a 35 mile course through the night. One race is based in Dun Loaghaire while the other is…
County Meath's Tom Dolan has less than 700 miles to sail to the finish in the Caribbean island of St Barts having set sail from Concarneau in France on April 22, and currently lie tenth
Irish ocean racer Tom Dolan from the National Yacht Club and his co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec had moved inside the top ten in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale on Tuesday as the finish line draws close. The pair have less than…
Dolan and Bouroullec’s Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance was less than ten miles ahead of La Droulec and Berrehar’s Concarneau Entreprendre in the rankings on Friday
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and French co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec have locked horns with fellow newcomers Erwan La Draoulec and Loïs Berrehar as they battle it out for the title of first rookie in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale. Dolan and Bouroullec’s…
In the groove. The 1981-designed Granada 38 Cavatina - a true cruiser-racer - closing in on the finish at Wicklow in the 2006 Round Ireland Race, when she became overall winner for the second time. Under the ownership of Ian Hickey of Royal Cork YC, Cavatina is this year doing the Volvo Round Ireland Race yet again.
The Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 - in just eight weeks time on June 30th from Wicklow - will be marking 20 stagings of this biennial classic. When first raced in 1980, it was with a fleet of very modest…
Tom Dolan is currently in 12th position with co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec on their yacht Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance
The National Yacht Club's Tom Dolan has gambled on a southerly route being the fasted as he attempts to climb up the leaderboard in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale. The 30-year-old from Kells, Meath, is currently in 12th position with co-skipper…
The Rolex Middle Sea Race course record has been broken on five occasions since the inaugural edition in 1968. The current record of 47 hours 55 minutes was established in 2007 by George David and his, then, 90-foot Rambler
The 39th Middle Sea Race starts on the 20th October 2018. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of this remarkable offshore race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is anticipating its highest entry yet. Some 30…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan sorts out a spinnaker repair. Scroll down for video.
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and France’s Tanguy Bouroullec have seen their fortunes rise and fall and rise again as the fleet in the Figaro two-handed AG2R Mondiale from Concarneau in Brittany to St Barths in the Caribbean puts the obligatory Canary…
Michael Cotter's Windfall from Dun Laoghaire in winning form in the Maxi two division
After five races (and three race wins) at the Les Voiles de St-Barth 2018 Regatta, Michael Cotter's Windfall from Dun Laoghaire was the winner of the Maxi two division earlier this month. There was some close combat between Dutch Maxi…
OCC Member Mervyn Wheatley (left) reunited with Captain Wells of the Queen Mary 2 who rescued him
Single-handed sailor Mervyn Wheatley was taking part for the fifth time in the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity when he encountered hurricane force winds and massive 15m waves in which his boat…
Nicholas O'Leary's Vendee Globe entry arrives into Cork Harbour
Arriving back into Cork Harbour today, Nicholas O'Leary's IMOCA 60 has had a Winter make–over and looking very much more Irish than when she last sailed these shores as the former Great American IV. Sporting some prominent 'Ireland.com' decals, the logo…

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