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George David's Rambler 88 is no stranger to Irish waters - though the Maxi's latest escapades were in the English Channel
#Rambler88 - George David’s Rambler 88 has won the King Edward VII Cup in this year’s Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race. The American Maxi took line honours in the 151-nautical-mile offshore race and was also declared overall winner IRC time correction of…
Lloyd Thornburg set a Transpacific Course World Record in 3 Days 16 Hours 52 Minutes and 03 seconds. See the video below.
The past few years we have had a good share of success with at least one wrong turn in our racing programme. When Brian Thompson and I were planning the PHAEDO3 program we had a wish list of races and…
Many whale species can be found in the waters of the mid Atlantic during the summer months - prompting vigilance for offshore yacht crews
#Offshore - Offshore yachts beware this summer after three British sailors had a lucky escape when their yacht collided with a whale and sank in the mid Atlantic. According to Independent.ie, the trio from the Destiny of Scarborough were picked…
A competitor in the Class 40 Normandy Channel Race at the Fastnet Rock off the Cork coast
It’s been a studious, laborious night for the 20 competitors still out on the offshore race track in the Normandy Channel Race. The SW’ly wind is right on the nose as they continue to battle towards Fastnet Rock after rounding…
Hawaii celebrations – crew on board for the record–breaking run were: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Fletcher Kennedy, Justin Slattery, Pete Cumming, Henry Bomby and David Swete
County Cork's Justin Slattery onboard Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo3 swept past Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy at 4:32:18am local time in Hawaii today, to shave an hour off the previous record Transpacific record. The total elapsed time was 3 days, 16 hours…
It was a slow start for Justin Slattery's Transpacific Record on Phaedo 3
County Cork's Justin Slattery, a double Volvo Ocean Race Winner, and the rest of the Phaedo 3 crew are expected into Hawaii in the early hours of Tuesday am, hopefully with the WSSRC Transpacific Record in the bag. As Afloat.ie reported…
Thew new IC37 Design
After a decade of competition with the Swan 42 One-Design sailboat, the New York Yacht Club has announced a new class that will carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, sailing’s Corinthian interclub competition, into its second decade.…
On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Ireland's Justin Slattery (left), David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy & Henry Bomby
Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock in California last Friday morning was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo3 headed towards the official start point of the WSSRC Transpacific Record writes Rachel Fallon Langdon. After waiting…
Bow Pamela Lee (left) onboard TP52 Conviction at Antigua Week
Greystones Sailing Club and Lough Derg Yacht Club member Pamela Lee is racing on TP52 'Conviction' as Bow at Antigua Race Week. Conviction leads class RSA3 with four wins from five races so far. Lee has been racing as a bowman…
From 25th August to 7th September, the 1,000 nautical mile race course follows the Nord Stream pipeline from Kiel to Saint Petersburg
This summer, a new format for the Nord Stream Race brings together some of the most high-achieving yacht clubs from the National Sailing Leagues: Starting on 25th August, the Baltic Sea’s best clubs to emerge from the 2016 season of…
The island of Sulu in the southern Philippines is the stronghold of kidnap-for-ransom terror group Abu Sayyaf
#Piracy - The body of a German sailor held hostage by militants in the Philippines late last year has been found, as RTÉ News reports. Seventy-year-old Jurgen Kantner was murdered last week by terror group Abu Sayyaf after their ransom…
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath is in the 84–boat fleet
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath has booked his place in October's Mini–Transat Race from La Rochelle to Martinique. The sole Irish entry was in Dublin last night to talk about his exploits at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club.…
Andrew Baker & James Espey Race In Sailing Arabia – The Tour
#SailingArabia - Strangford Lough solo sailor Andrew Baker is following his role in Enda O’Coineen’s Vendée Globe campaign with a new job as skipper of the Averda Sailing Team in the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017. ‘Hammy’ replaces…
The start of the Transat Jacques Vabre will be November 5th
The 13th edition of the offshore Transat Jacques Vabre will kick off on Saturday, October 28, 2017, around the Bassin Paul Vatine (marina) in Le Havre, for a week of festivities that will mark the 500th anniversary of this maritime…
Handicap cruiser-racing on Dublin Bay. The IRC rating for cruiser racers will get its first world championships in 2018 it has been announced
The Offshore World Championship 2018, a World Sailing sanctioned event, will take place in the Hague, specifically from the port of Scheveningen, in July 2018. An innovative solution will be used for the first time to unite the two largest…
Conor Fogerty's Sunfast 3200 'Bam' crossing the line of the OSTAR qualifying race, the Solo Fastnet in 2016
This month sees Conor Fogerty of Howth Yacht Club, preparing for one of the most prestigious and demanding solo ocean races in the international yachting calendar.  The latest instalment of the OSTAR (Original Solo Transatlantic Race), commences on 29th May…

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