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Sailing Couple Team Up On Water For Offshore Campaign
Offshore
They have already joined forces on land – and now two rising stars of solo sailing have teamed up on the water to launch a top-level double-handed racing campaign. Fiancées Dan Dytch and Emma Creighton will put their relationship through…
Joyon All Set to Tackle Legendary North Atlantic Record Between Ambrose Light & the Lizard
Offshore
Francis Joyon is in North Cove Marina in New York taking care of his maxi trimaran IDEC. Today, the official stand-by began as he awaits a weather opportunity to tackle the North Atlantic record between Ambrose Light and the Lizard.…
VOR Star Franck Cammas Steers Groupama 34 in Normandy Race
Offshore
100 yachts are expected in Le Havre from 3 to 9 June for the eighth running of Normandy Sailing Week. Around ten series will be racing during the week-long competition in Baie de Seine, North-East France. A number of events…
Galway 'Discover Ireland' Sailing Team Head for Scottish Series
Offshore
The Discover Ireland sailing team that featured in WM Nixon's Saturday Sailing blog debuted on Galway bay in the Clarenbridge trophy offshore race yesterday. The race is sailed over a course from the GBSC start line at Renville to Finis…
New Smartphone Apps For Smart Sailing
Offshore
#SailingApps - Two new smartphone apps are just the ticket for anyone looking for an easy-to-use reference guide while out on the water as this summer's sailing season gets into full swing. Safe Skipper - for iOS and Android devices…
Franco-German Victory in Boisterous Class 40 Normandy Channel Race
Offshore
Jörg Riechers and Pierre Brasseur, aboard the Class 40 "Mare", secure victory in the fourth edition of the Normandy Channel Race. From Germany and France's Picardy region, the duo crossed the finish line at 22 hours 57 minutes and 30…
Ireland-Bound French Yachts Avoid Danger Off Dorset
Offshore
#Offshore - A fleet of 20 French yachts racing to Ireland narrowly avoided sailing into serious trouble off the Dorset coast earlier this week. As BBC News reports, UK coastguard authorities scrambled to warn the yachts via emergency broadcast that…
We'll Be Back! Foxall Promises to Return for Fossett's Round Ireland Record
Offshore
#roundireland – After spending last Friday night in the lee of Mount Snowdon, with 35-50 knot winds and rough seas off the Welsh coast, Team Oman Sail called it a day on their ill-fated record attempt and headed back to…
Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record Attempt Abandoned
Offshore
This morning's Round Ireland record bid has been abandoned and Damian Foxall and the crew of the MOD70 who sheltered off the Welsh coast in freezing conditions last night are returning to Lorient, France directly this morning. The disappointing news…
Track Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record Bid Here!
Offshore
#roundirelandrecord – Damian Foxall's Round Ireland speed sailing record bid due to start Friday, March 22nd  has not got off to the most auspicious start. Battered by strong winds and big waves in the Irish Sea the giant tri under…
Foxall's Round Ireland Speed Sailing Attempt Postponed for 24 Hours
Offshore
#roundirelandrecord – A change in weather forecast has led Kerry sailor Damian Foxall to postpone his bid to beat the Round Ireland speed sailing record for 24 hours. The Oman Sail trimaran craft skippered by Sidney Gavignet is now set…
Foxall's Bid at Round Ireland Speed Record Starts Thursday
Offshore
The MOD 70 Oman Sail, a giant trimaran will attempt to break the non-stop Round Ireland Speed sailing record starting in two days time. As previously reported Ireland's Damian Foxall confirmed to Afloat.ie this morning the bid to beat the…
Foxall Onboard French Trimaran for Round Ireland Record Bid
Offshore
#roundirelandrecord – A 60-foot MOD 70 trimaran with Ireland's top offshore sailor Damian Foxall and an international crew on board is to attempt to break the Round Ireland speed record this week. French sailor Sidney Gavignet will skipper Oman Sail,…
French Skipper Fined £9,000 for Breaking Navigation Rules
Offshore
A French skipper has been fined £9,000 for the infringement of navigation rules during his Round Britain and Ireland record attempt in June. Marc Guillemot was charged with breaking navigation rules twice in the Straits of Dover during his attempt…
'St Brendan Voyage' Fisherman Finds Fame on Iceland
Offshore
#VOYAGE - The Irish Independent reports on the rapturous welcome received by retired Irish fisherman Finbarr Murphy in Iceland as he retraces the route of St Brendan the Navigator. The West Cork sailor has already travelled on his restored yacht,…
Hurley & Boyle Win Double Handed Middle Sea with Only Minutes to Spare (Podcast Here!)
Offshore
  #middlesearace – There were emotional scenes dockside in Malta this morning as Irish sailors Barry Hurley and Andrew Boyle sailed home in their 35-yacht Dinah to win the double handed class, they finished just 25 minutes inside the time…

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