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Conor Phelan's Jump Juice leads class one at Abersoch Keelboat week
Conor Phelan's much travelled Ker 37 Jump Juice from Royal Cork Yacht Club leads class one of Abersoch keelboat week in North Wales this week. Five races of the series have been sailed so far with one discard. The Crosshaven…
Chris Mansfield, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Robert Greenhalgh FAST40+ President, Bertie Bicket of Hamble Yacht Services, Graham Nixon, Rear Commodore Sailing of the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de…
Brian Thompson on board Phaedo 3 for the Round the Isle of Wight Record run
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo 3 set a new World Record time of 2 hours 4 minutes and 14 seconds around the Isle of Wight on Friday afternoon. Now the MOD70 holds both the World Record and Race Record. The boat itself…
Inshore or offshore, Teasing Machine is the picture of power. She is seen here making knots in July in Cork Harbour during Volvo Cork Week 2016
#Offshore - Alan Hannon’s Reichel-Pugh 45 Katsu has emerged best of the three Irish entrants at fifth overall in the 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ile d’Ouessant (Ushant)-St Malo Race, which started on Sunday 14 August in the Solent to round out…
The classic Swan 47 Sarabande (left) in Wicklow after winning Class 2 in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016. Berthed outside her is Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 3600 Bam!, currently lying 13th overall and fourth in IRC 3 in the RORC Ouessant Race
#Offshore - Take a classic GRP production-built offshore racer, well matured in years but still in basically good shape, and give her lots of TLC. Add a good wardrobe of new sails and other discretionary go-fast equipment. Then race her…
Lloyd Thornburg (with trrophy) and the crew of Phaedo3 lift the Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last night. Extreme left of picture is WSSR's Chris Moore and right is NYC Commodore Larry Power who officiated at the record bid
Last night, National Yacht Club Commodore Larry Power presented American yachtsman Llyod Thornburg and the crew of Phaedo 3, with the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Record Perpetual trophy for August's record breaking run. A dinner to celebrate the new Round Ireland…
The crew of Oman Sail recover the trimaran. See video below.
Damian Foxall might be on course for yet a new record this morning off the West Coast of Ireland but the County Kerry Round the World sailor will spare a thought for his previous craft, the current record holder, the…
Jim and Kristy Clark’s world-beating crew sets new monohull transatlantic record of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds *
At 12:19:41s GMT today, Thursday 28th July, Comanche passed Lizard Point (UK) to complete the 2,880 nautical miles from West to East across the Atlantic and smashed the monohull transatlantic record*. This illustrious record had been held by Mari Cha…
Record pace sees latest Comanche ETA at 12:00 UTC on July 28
Comanche, the offshore record-breaking 100–ft yacht owned by Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark, looks set to conclude their transatlantic record bid at Lizard Point (UK) on Thursday July 28. The latest ETA puts the Supermaxi at the finish point around…
Comanche is in mid–Atlantic
With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV’s 2003 record. Stan Honey, Comanche navigator, noted this…
The race is on to recover Round Ireland record breaker Musandam-Oman Sail
The Musandam-Oman Sail crew were safely transferred ashore in Newfoundland overnight following the capsize of the MOD70 trimaran on Sunday morning while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo but there is still no explanation of why the 70–foot Round Ireland speed…
Musandam-Oman Sail pictured off Wicklow last month. The Round Ireland recrod breaker capsized in the early hours of Sunday approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon
Following the capsize of Musandam-Oman Sail early Sunday morning, the five sailors have been safely transferred to a cargo ship and are in transit back to Canada. The capsize happened in the early hours of Sunday approximately 450 nautical miles…
All five crew, including County Kerry's Damian Foxall are reported to be safe and secure after capsizing off Canada
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Musandam-Oman Sail capsized approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon, off the coast of Canada, while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo. All five crew, including County Kerry's Damian Foxall are…
Prince Michael of Kent will start the 2016 Round the Island Race
Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, has been confirmed as the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday, 2nd July 2016.  Prince Michael will join Race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform…
Middle Sea Race Course
As the Royal Malta Yacht Club is well into its preparations for the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race, the interest and response so far is very encouraging, suggesting that there will be another good fleet in 2016. A highly rated…
The look of a long-distance voyager – Conor Fogerty in Howth today following his return from the Caribbean
Just ten months after sailing away into the wide blue yonder, Conor Fogerty of Howth has returned this week with his SunFast 3600 Bam with more than 12,000 miles logged in just ten months away, and a Class win recorded…

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