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Yachtswoman Tracy Edwards reunites with the ‘Maiden’ crew to celebrate ahead of the 30th anniversary since they became the first all-female team to sail around the world. Dun Laoghaire sailor Angela Heath is pictured right in front row
Yachtswoman, Tracy Edwards MBE, is reuniting her legendary ‘Maiden’ crew for the first time since 1990 when they became the first all-female team to sail around the world and into the record books. Th crew includes Dun Laoghaire sailor Angela…
First in class and first boat under 50ft to arrive and 10th over the line, Sean McCarter was a crew man on the British foiler Maverick
Donegal’s Sean McCarter was a member of the crew aboard British yacht Maverick, an Infinity 46R DSS, which won the Open Division of the Newport Bermuda Race. The race featured a number of Irish crew as Afloat.ie reported previously but…
William Byrne (kneeling and closest to camera) of the National Yacht Club will be competing with the young team onboard J/V50 ‘Crazy Horse’ owned by Irish American, Kevin McLaughlin
The 120–strong fleet of boats will today set off on the biennial drag race from Newport to Bermuda. Light winds and strong Gulf Stream affects are the main topics of pre-race conversation as a slow route lies ahead for all…
Class 40 yachts are approaching the Wexford coast this morning
Leaders in an international fleet of two–handed Class 40 racing yachts are approaching the Irish coast this morning to round the Tuskar Rock off Wexford before sailing along the south coast to the Fastnet Rock. It's part of a course spanning…
Irene III flies the ensign of the Royal Irish YC, most of the crew including the owner, Louis Goor (second from right), are from Wicklow
Louis Goor's Royal Irish Yacht Club Oyster 575 Irene III finished the 935–mile Antigua Bermuda race on Monday morning after just under five days at sea writes Louay Habib The Irish team in the race are mostly from County Wicklow. …
Photograph of the Cheeki Rafiki’s upturned hull taken by crew of the USS Oscar Austin on 23 May 2014
#CheekiRafiki - The director of the yacht company that operated the Cheeki Rafiki — which sank in the Atlantic four years ago, claiming the lives of its four crew — has been given a suspended sentence over the incident, as…
The Rolex Middle Sea Race course record has been broken on five occasions since the inaugural edition in 1968. The current record of 47 hours 55 minutes was established in 2007 by George David and his, then, 90-foot Rambler
The 39th Middle Sea Race starts on the 20th October 2018. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of this remarkable offshore race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is anticipating its highest entry yet. Some 30…
Michael Cotter's Windfall from Dun Laoghaire in winning form in the Maxi two division
After five races (and three race wins) at the Les Voiles de St-Barth 2018 Regatta, Michael Cotter's Windfall from Dun Laoghaire was the winner of the Maxi two division earlier this month. There was some close combat between Dutch Maxi…
Ollie and Harry Ferguson, with the help of their father, adapted a Playmobil pirate ship much like this one to sail the open seas for real
#Offshore - Offshore vessels around the Caribbean are being asked to watch out for a toy ship on the waves that’s in need of a recharge. As BBC News reports, the appeal comes from a family in Scotland that launched…
Organisers Cancel Next Year’s Barcelona World Race
Recent political turmoil in Catalonia has been cited by race organisers in their decision to cancel next year’s Barcelona World Race. The fourth edition of the double-handed round-the-world race for IMOCAs was due to start on 12 January 2019, and…
The Transat will start in Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth, on 10th May 2020
Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition of The Transat in 2020, the first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race in history. The iconic and historic port on the Devon coast, which…
Eric de Turckheim's A13 Teasing Machine leads George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 off the Round Ireland Race startline in Wicklow in 2016. David was the overall winner with de Turckheim in second place. Rambler and a new 54ft Teasing Machine are in action again this summer in the 3500 nautical mile race from Bermuda to Hamburg, starting on 8th July 2018
The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta is the first ever regatta series with two Atlantic Ocean races in both directions. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), based in Hamburg, Germany. The first part of this extraordinary series was…
Spindrift has been dismasted and is under tow back to port this evening. The crew is safe and sound
At about 1600h (CET) today, Monday 15 January 2018, Spindrift 2 was sailing just off Point St Matthieu and Camaret in Brittany on her way to the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy, when she dismasted. At the time…
Spindrift Set for Jules Verne Round the World Trophy Bid
Yann Guichard and his crew arrived in Brest last night to start the Jules Verne Trophy. Despite a good though not ideal weather window, after two months on stand-by Spindrift racing has decided to take its chance and will leave…
ISORA racers, including the INSS sailing school entry J109 Jedi (centre), at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, part of last year's ISORA calendar
2017 was the best season for Irish Sea offshore racing (ISORA) in many years with 68 boats taking part in the 15-race series writes ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan. In 2016, 54 boats took part. To put these numbers in context, in…
During the round the world, Francois Gabart left a lasting impression on everyone by beating the reference times one by one on his way.
Francois Gabart, who left Ouessant on 4 November 10:05 (UTC+1), crossed the finishing line of his solo round the world, located between Lizard Point and Ouessant, at 02:45 (French time, UTC+1) this 17 December. For his first attempt, the MACIF…

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