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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…
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…

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