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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…
(Top) The abandoned IMOCA 60 Yacht and (above) its possible location in mid–Atlantic
A yacht abandoned in this weekend's Transat Bakerly Transatlantic race may yet end up in Irish waters after her skipper was rescued by a passing container ship. British sailor Richard Tolkien (61), one of the competitors in the race from…
At 19:45 last night, Race Control received a call for assistance from Richard Tolkien, the skipper of the IMOCA 60, 44, at a position approximately 880 nautical miles west, southwest of Horta in the Azores
British sailor Richard Tolkien, one of the competitors in The Transat bakerly transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, abandoned his yacht and boarded the Cargo Ship ANTON TOPIC at 21:40 GMT today, (13 May). At 19:45, Race Control received…
Joschke Suffers Damage to Her Boat in Transat
The Franco-German sailor Isabelle Joschke is currently assessing her options with her shore team after she discovered structural damage to the bow area of her Class40 yacht, Generali-Horizon Mixité, in the north-Atlantic. Joschke, aged 39, had been leading the very…
Armel Le Cléac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire
The IMOCA 60 battle in The Transat bakerly, now in its 11th day, has been dominated by the duel between Armel Le Cléac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire and Vincent Riou on the more conventional PRB. For days now Le…
Coville’s giant multihull crossed the finish line off Sandy Hook at 09:02:02 BST, having travelled a total of 4,656 nautical miles
Thomas Coville, one of the great French solo sailors of recent times, became the second competitor to finish The Transat bakerly this morning when he brought his Ultime trimaran, Sodebo, to the finish at New York. After a voyage from…
Gabart sailed a total distance of 4,634 miles at an average speed of 23.11 knots in a remarkable voyage
Frenchman François Gabart on board his new 100ft trimaran Macif, crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York, taking line honours in the Ultime class. The finish time, recorded by the Sandy…
Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line
The Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York is in its final stages for Macif skipper François Gabart who is now just over 450nm away from the finish line. The current routing is showing Gabart’s estimated time of arrival as…
Jean Pierre Dick/St Michel Virbac is 85.27nm to the leader in the IMOCA 60 class
While this week’s news has been all about the Ibiza temperatures set to scorch the UK this weekend, The Transat bakerly skippers last night faced their toughest and roughest night of the 3,050-mile race yet.Between early evening on Friday and…
Giant Trimarans At the Head of The Transat Bakerly Fleet
Two of the fastest racing machines in sailing are currently lighting up the top of the leaderboard in The Transat bakerly as they rampage across the Atlantic just a few miles apart. After two full days of racing in the…
Damian Foxall Breaks American Newport to Ensenada Race Record on Mod 70 Orion
Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall shattered a long standing American Yacht Racing record at the weekend when his MOD 70 Orion crossed the finish line of the Newport to Ensenada Race in 5 hours, 17 minutes, 26 seconds, smashing the former record of…
Dermot and Paddy Cronin's Encore had success in the 2015 Middle Sea Race
RORC Caribbbean 600 champion Conor Fogerty's Bam from Howth Yacht Club is an early Irish entry into the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and doubtless there will be more strong Irish offshore entrants before the start on…
Kayaker Finds Hugo Boss Yacht Abandoned 10 Years Ago
#AlexThomson - A remains of a yacht abandoned by sailing superstar Alex Thomson a decade ago have been discovered on a remote stretch of South American coastline. According to Yachting & Boating World, the Hugo Boss skipper was forced to…
Tom McClean's self-built whale boat 'Moby' in Ardintigh Bay
#Offshore - He's prepping to cross the Atlantic in a self-built boat the size and shape of a 60ft sperm whale. But that's not the only remarkable thing about Irish-born, British-bred adventurer Tom McClean, who's profiled by Vice's Joe Banks…
The massive French trimaran IDEC SPORT has hit an unidentified floating object during the night, 130 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland. The port rudder is broken. However they are still expected to reach the pontoon in Brest at…

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