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Top Irish Crews Line Out for Malta's Middle Sea Race Tomorrow
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#middlesearace – Irish interest in class four of tomorrow's Middle Sea Race in Malta centres on three boats inlcuding last year's winner Otra Vez, a J122 with Ireland's top offshore sailing duo Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive, the August winners…
Middle Sea Race Makes Record Entry of 123 Boats
Offshore
#middlesearace – A record-breaking 123 yachts from more than 20 countries will cross the starting line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on 18 October, reflecting the international stature of this popular offshore race organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club.…
Sailor Rescued From Storm-Damaged Trimaran After 12 Hours Adrift
Offshore
#Offshore - A British yachtsman faced a "terrifying" ordeal after his trimaran was damaged in stormy weather, stranding him at sea some 40 miles off the Isle of Wight. Mail Online reports on Mick Royton's struggle to keep himself afloat…
International Fleet Bound for Malta 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race
Offshore
#rorcrmsr – The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including…
Portland Wave Piercer In 'Record' Rockall Round Trip
Offshore
#Rockall - Motor Boat & Yachting reports on a potential new record round-trip offshore sailing from Portland in Dorset to Rockall in a remarkable 53-hour non-stop run on a single tank of fuel. Maryslim, a 72ft wave piercer, set out…
Edwards In Bid To Save Whitbread Winner 'Maiden'
Offshore
#Offshore - Tracy Edwards - who led an all-woman team to victory 24 years ago in the precursor to the Volvo Ocean Race - has launched a bid to recover her race-winning boat Maiden after it was discovered in serious…
Liferaft Found On Cheeki Rafiki, Dashing Hopes Of Crew's Survival
Offshore
#CheekiRafiki - US Coast Guard officials say they have identified the upturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki, whose crew have been missing for more than a week. But according to BBC News, they also confirmed that the vessel's liferaft was…
Search Resumes For Missing British Yachtsmen
Offshore
#Offshore - The US Coast Guard has resumed the search for four British yachtsmen missing in the mid Atlantic after a request from Westminster, BBC News reports. Contact was lost last Friday 16 May with Paul Goslin, Steve Warren, James…
Calls To Resume Search For Missing Yachtsmen
Offshore
#Offshore - Almost 60,000 people have signed an online petition urging the US Coastguard to resume its search for four British offshore sailors feared lost after their yacht disappeared midway across the Atlantic last week. As reported yesterday on Afloat.ie,…
Four Yachtsmen Feared Lost In Mid Atlantic
Offshore
#Offshore - Mail Online reports that four British sailors are missing at sea after their yacht is thought to have capsized midway across the Atlantic. Paul Goslin (56), Steve Warren (52) James Male (23) and 21-year-old skipper have been named…
Alex Thomspon Hugo Boss Yacht Breaks Mast in Atlantic Crossing
Offshore
#hugoboss – Alex Thomspon's Hugo Boss Yacht that called into Cork Harbour marina en route to New York from Southampton in late April has broken its mast during the Atlantic Crossing. Last Friday morning whilst sailing upwind at 25 knots,…
Hugo Boss Open 60 Stops Off At Cork Harbour Marina
Offshore
#Offshore - The Open 60 Hugo Boss made a surprise visit to Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown Bay at the weekend, giving some 50 local junior sailors a tour of the vessel - and hopefully inspiring their future in offshore…
Earthquake In Bristol Channel Rattles Windows - And Nerves
Offshore
#Offshore - Offshore sailors had best beware of some unusual tectonic activity between Britain and Ireland as of late, with the Bristol Channel experiencing its largest ever earthquake last month. According to Met Éireann, the 4.1 magnitude quake on 20…
Former Green Dragon Skipper is First Entry into RORC's Round Britain & Ireland Race
Offshore
#rorc – Former Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker's Volvo Ocean 65 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was quick off the mark to confirm its participation with Azzam (Determination) in the RORC's toughest race of the year - The Sevenstar Round Britain…
Charter a Boat for the Tour de France à La Voile
Offshore
#tourvoile – Every year since 1978 one of the longest and toughest sailing events in the world has taken place as most of France basks on the beach. The Tour de France à la voile is unique, a multi-stage race,…
Rambler We Hardly Know You....
Offshore
Last time the Irish maritime community were paying full attention to the super-maxi Rambler 100, she was white all over, she'd no keel, and she was upside down after her capsize near the Fastnet Rock during the race of 2011…

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