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The Hōkūle‘a sailing in Hawaii in 2009
#Offshore - Just in time for the release of Disney’s new seafaring adventure Moana comes this National Geographic profile of a team of sailors recreating the incredible navigations of Polynesian boats that inspired the animated film. The crew of the…
Dubliners Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive on First 36.7 Lula Belle celebrate their victory in Cowes after the 2014 RB&I
#RB&I - The Royal Western Yacht Club of England has announced that the next edition of the Round Britain and Ireland two-handed race will start from Plymouth on Sunday 3 June 2018. It marks the 14th running of the quadrennial…
The southern islands of the Philippines are a hotbed of militant activity
#Piracy - A German sailor has been abducted and his companion killed by militants off the southern Philippines — eight years after the couple were held hostage by Somali pirates. According to Mail Online, the terror group Abu Sayyaf —…
Guo Chuan sailing in the Bering Sea on 16 September 2015 after he and his team set the record for crossing the North East Passage
#GuoChuan - Record-setting Chinese offshore skipper Guo Chuan has gone missing on a solo crossing of the Pacific, according to BBC News. Guo Chuan had connections with Ireland as a crew-member on Irish-Chinese backed Green Dragon and became the first-ever…
BAM! in light airs - the last 48 hours have been frustrating in the Middle Sea Race for the sole Irish entry
Howth Yacht Club Middle Sea Race entry BAM has been drifting/running past Lampedusa towards the general direction of Malta/Turkey hoping for a forecasted swing and an increase in the breeze reports Anthony Doyle onboard the Dublin-based Jeanneau 3600. The last…
Rambler 88 arriving in Malta
Round Ireland race monohull record holder George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:18:26 CET on Tuesday 25th…
Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 Phaedo 3
Giovanni Soldini's MOD70 Maserati, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 14.00.01 CET this afternoon in an elapsed time of 2 days 01 hours…
After a light wind start Howth's BAM is now reaching towards Stromboli with the A2 up doing 10 knots
Howth Yacht Club crew man Anthony Doyle reports from Conor Fogerty's Jeanneau 3600 BAM! on the second day of the Middle Sea Race Race. 'We're just through the straits of Messina at approx 1530, we have what you can only…
Conor Fogerty's BAM, a Sunfast 3600, from Howth, pictured here during Jun'es Round Ireland Race, races in division IRC six in Malta tomorrow
One Irish boat and a good selection of Irish sailors are among 112 twelve boats, from twenty five nations and six starts in tomorrow's Middle Sea Race. A light wind forecast means that it may suit smaller boats rather than…
MOD 70 – Maserati
Following a uniquely beautiful and challenging course, the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, is mentioned in the same breath as the top Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney - Hobart and Newport-Bermuda. It typically attracts…
Photograph of Cheeki Rafiki's upturned hull taken by crew of USS Oscar Austin on 23 May 2014
#CheekiRafiki - The director of a yachting company has been charged with manslaughter after the loss of four British sailors when their vessel capsized in the Atlantic two years ago. As Sky News reports, Douglas Innes of Stormforce Coaching Ltd…
Dermot Cronin of Malahide Yacht Club, will present a lecture of how his son Paddy and himself won the Double-handed division of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race
#Lecture - Glenua & Friends presents a lecture: Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 - How Malahide Father & Son Won the Double-handed Division.  The talk by Dermot Cronin takes place next Thursday 13 October at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht &…
Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Nat Ives, Justin Slattery, Ash Curtis, Toby Mumford, Duncan Yeabsley, Nick Butt, Dirk de Ridder and Dave Lenz
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team that included Ireland's Justin Slattery were worthy winners having…
The yacht from Connecticut in the USA is due to make landfall in the Galway area shortly
Wanted! Someone to find an unmanned yacht on the Galway coast!  The mini craft has voyaged for four months from From Conneticut to Connermara as part of a school project. Project leader Kaitlyn Dow of Waterford High School in Connecticut is seeking…
Mike Slade (left) wins in Porto Cervo, Italy
Mike Slade's Leopard 3 won the prestigious Maxi Racing Class at the 27th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Italy today. After a fascinating duel between Mike Slade's British Maxi Leopard 3 and Round Ireland monohull record…
Crew man Ewan O'Keefe runs the rule over mainsail trim on board Jump Juice at Abersoch keelboat week
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice established a firm grip on Abersoch Keelboat Week yesterday, winning both races in very light airs. The Royal Cork YC Ker 37 was on fire in IRC 1, winning race six by over a minute and race…

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