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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…
(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…

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