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Phaedo 3, record breaking Round Ireland in an anti-clockwise direction in 2016, decides that the Great Foze Rock is not an Irish island, but is part of the Azores archipelago, and may therefore be left to starboard
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Two 1400hrs: The Great Foze Rock has come and gone well to starboard at 12.15hrs today in the lengthening litany of marks of the course as Pam Lee and Cat Hunt continue their impressive campaign…
"Standard conditions" on the Kerry coast. But good fortune is on the side of round Ireland record challengers Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt as they sail along the southwest seaboard in an increasingly favourable offshore wind.
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Two 0900hrs:  The Magenta Round Ireland two-handed record challenge Record campaign from Dublin Bay by Pam Lee and Cat Hunt of RL Sailing and Greystones has logged an excellent start in its first 24…
The Fastnet Rock is the next turning point for Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day One 2000 hrs: The Round Ireland two-handed record challenge by Pamela Lee and Catherine Hunt, which started from the Kish in Dublin Bay at 0745 this morning, had been accelerating westward well out to sea…
Mark of the course – the Tuskar Rock with turbine-cluttered Carnsore Point beyond. Magenta Project has got there from Dublin Bay in just a morning's sail
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day One 1400: Kish Lighthouse for breakfast. Tuskar Rock for lunch. That's the way it is for Pam Lee and Cat Hunt as they've scorched down Ireland's East Coast in a fine fair wind with…
Round Ireland two-handed record bid underway - Pam Lee and Cat Hunt set sail southbound this morning. Scroll down for the live race tracker.
Track Ireland's female 675 nautical mile round Ireland sailing record bid below as the Figaro3 races 675-nautical miles against the clock to establish a new Irish sailing record. The foiling Figaro 3 Magenta Project - double-handed by Greystone's Pamela Lee and…
Beneteau Figaro 3 with the foils in full working order. Weather predictions indicate that this week's challenge to establish a Female Two-Handed Round Ireland Record will experience plenty of sailing like this
Early tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, the foiling Figaro 3 Magenta Project - double-handed by Greystone's Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt - will blast south from the official Round Ireland Records line, which is eight miles long between the Kish Lighthouse and…
Nin O'Leary of Crosshaven will be racing the Reichel Pugh-designed Marteen 72 Aragon in the Middle Sea Race
Cork Harbour rockstar helm Nin O'Leary will be racing the Reichel Pugh 72 Aragon in October's Middle Sea Offshore Race if the Royal Malta Yacht Club can successfully maintain its careful progress through the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, something…
Doctor on Call……Dr Maya Podesta, overall winner of the 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race on the First 45 Elusive, with her co-skippering brothers Aaron and Christoph and their crew at the prize-giving a year ago
Dr Maya Podesta belongs to one of Malta's most noted offshore sailing families. Her late father Arthur (who died in 2015) was a pioneer of the Middle Sea Race – he raced in the first one in 1968, and raced…
Cat Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee will start record bid at the Kish lighthouse
Offshore duo Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt who have announced an October bid to set a new Female Round Ireland sailing speed record now say the record run will start from the Kish Light and not as originally indicated off…
The new home page of the Offshore Doubles Association
A new organisation has been founded to represent the emerging discipline of doublehanded offshore racing, called the 'Offshore Doubles Association'. The association has attracted a number of key offshore sailors and administrators including former Volvo Ocean Race chief, Knut Frostad…
Cat Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee are setting out on a Round Ireland record bid later this month
Sometime after October 12, British skipper Cat Hunt and Greystones, County Wicklow sailor Pamela Lee aim to sail a Figaro Bénéteau III racing yacht around Ireland, in an attempt to set the first record for an all-female, doublehanded sailing circumnavigation. They…
Tom Dolan has received a welcome boost heading into the second stage from Sunday
Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan is now in an even stronger position heading into the second leg of La Solitare du Figaro, after the protest committee’s strike against two higher-placing finishers from Thursday (3 September). Both Tanguy Le Turquais and…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale (with article author Mark Mansfield pictured second from right) at the start of the Fastnet 450 Race
Mark Mansfield, Olympian and Professional sailor and a member of this year's Fastnet 450 Race organising committee reckons lessons learned in this COVID-hit 2020 sailing season means there can still be good compliant big boat racing even in these strange…
The 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday, 17 October.
The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list stands at 65 yachts representing 18 countries. It is a remarkable achievement in this extraordinary year. And, while there are less than two months to the race start on 17 October, there…
Denis & Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Royal Cork YC) racing off Dublin Bay, which this weekend sees her start as one of the favourites in the 270-mile Fastnet 450 Race.
The Fastnet 450 starts today (Saturday) at 1300hrs in Dublin Bay, and sends the fleet on a 270-mile course southward, taking them all the way to the Fastnet Rock before finishing back at the entrance to Cork Harbour, clear of…
Howth mixed offshore team Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny will compete in Italy later this month
For Ireland's Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny, this month's EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship in Italy is an opportunity to get racing following the cancellation of the Round Ireland Race and to evaluate their programme at an early stage. The introduction…

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