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Maxi Edmond De Rothschild
Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier have won the Ultime class title of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. Going into the race as favourites, they regained their lead on 9th November and never…
French pair Sébastien Rogues and Matthieu Souben sailing Primonial  cross the line in Martinique
Primonial has taken line honours and the Ocean Fifty multihull title in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre race. French pair Sébastien Rogues and Matthieu Souben crossed the line in Martinique ahead of Koesio in second. Britain’s Sam Goodchild was third…
Ocean spray on the deck of IMOCA 60 Groupe Setin - 4myPlanet
The hoped-for grandstand finish in Martinique is beginning to look likely as Ultimes and Ocean Fifties begin their approaches to the line in the Transat Jacques Vabre. The IMOCA leaders continue their high-speed cat-and-mouse chase while for the Class 40s…
Scow’s That! Teamwork has built up a clear lead in Eurochef Ministransat 2021, and is 200 miles from the finish in Guadeloupe and Line Honours in the 86-boat fleet
Pierre Le Roy sailing the uber-scow Teamwork has a good lead in the Euorochef Minitransat 2021 as he closes towards the finish at Saint-Francois in Guadeloupe 200 miles away, where he is expected to cross the line tomorrow (Friday) evening.…
The canting keel maxi Comanche will be aiming to set a new race record in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and the Yacht Club de France, expect a record entry for the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race. From the mighty Comanche to the miniscule Jangada, 29 teams from…
The Sodebo Ultim 3 hit an underwater object in the Transat Jacques Vabre Race
Sodebo Ultim 3 is being assessed following last night's collision with an unidentified floating object. 11th Hour Racing Team - Alaka'i has officially abandoned the race after yesterday's dismasting. The rest of the fleet has now split up as the…
Louis Burton and co-skipper Davy Beaudart in Bureau Bureau Vallée were dismasted in the early stage of the Transat Jacques Vabre
A dismasting, spring tides and light winds have made the first 36 hours of the Transat Jacques Vabre offshore race very tricky for the fleet of 79 boats. Louis Burton and co-skipper Davy Beaudart have reached the port of St…
The 5 Ultimes, 7 Ocean Fifty, 22 Imoca and 45 Class40s pointed their bows towards Etretat to round the first course mark of the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre
The sun shone, the wind blew and 79 boats of the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet got off the start line at Le Havre bound for Martinique today. The four classes headed, first of all, to a turning mark before heading…
Nastro Rosa Veloce -  The Round Italy Mixed double crew race starts in front of San Marco Square in Venice
County Wicklow offshore sailor Pamela Lee from Greystones Harbour is competing in this weekend's newest Italian yachting fixture, the 'Nastro Rosa Veloce', billed as the longest, non-stop race in the Mediterranean. Scheduled to start yesterday in Venice, the race was…
The Class 40 type yacht offers unlimited crew places in some class races. It can be used as a grassroot feeder for Irish sailors into the professional offshore racing scene says founder of a new Irish Offshore Racing Academy, Kenny Rumball
After two seasons in France campaigning a Figaro 3 in both double-handed and solo sailing disciplines, it has become apparent to Irish offshore sailor Kenny Rumball that there are no grassroots feeds to the professional offshore racing scene in Ireland.…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) has launched the new 630nm RORC Baltic Sea Race, starting from Helsinki on 21st July 2022
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) together with the Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) says it has Irish interest in its new offshore race to start on 21st July 2022. The RORC Baltic Sea Race is open to boats racing under IRC,…
Vendee Globe Winner Yannick Bestaven
The IMOCA Class has enjoyed a vintage and innovative year in 2021 and now it is time for the finale - one of the classics in the repertoire - the 15th edition of the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre. Over the…
The largest racing multihull ever built (37 metres), which has been renamed especially for this attempt: Sails of Change
Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30' 30''. Remodelled for improved performance over the course…
A massive wave captured by the Saildrone Explorer’s onboard camera during Hurricane Sam
In what’s being touted as a world first, a drone sailboat was sent into a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic to capture live footage from inside the storm. Saildrone collected the footage with one of its 23-foot Explorer remote-operated…
Tom Dolan and Smurfit Kappa-Kingspan have clear air and are on their way to first at the Fastnet Rock.
The exceptionally-demanding final 642-mile stage of La Solitaire du Figaro 2021 took the 34-strong fleet from Morlaix in Brittany northwest round the Fastnet Rock, and then southeast to the finish at Saint-Nazaire on France's Biscay Coast. After three frustrating stages,…
RORC racing from the RYS Line
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship concludes this weekend in the UK with the Castle Rock Race, the grand finale for the RORC season. The eleventh and final race for 2021 will decide the class winners for the…

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