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Kenny Rumball (seated right) with the X-Pact crew in Malta
Day five of the Middle Sea Race brought home the top host club boats home to the Royal Malta Yacht Club, among them some of the crew were some of Ireland's top offshore sailors. First home was Ramon Sant Hill &…
Brian Flahive (left) with Sea Arrigo on Otra Vez
Wicklow Sailing Club's Brian Flahive, a double-handed competitor on the J122 Otra Vez has retired from the Middle Sea Race.    Dinghy Champion, Flahive, who is a former Round Britan and Ireland Race winner, retired from the race early this morning.…
Rambler crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:07:55 CEST
Rambler, the Round Ireland Race monohull and IRC record holder, has won line honours, as expected, in the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race.  Rambler crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht…
The start of the 50th Middle Sea Race
The 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea offshore race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts and as Afloat.ie reported earlier, this includes Ireland's Barry Hurley and Kenneth Rumball and more on the Maltese entry XpAct and Wicklow's Brian Flahive…
The 50th Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow
The 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet lies ready to create history as the crews - including Irish sailors  - make final preparations for the 606-nm Mediterranean offshore classic. Some 131 yachts have been registered to take on the Royal…
Barry Hurley competing on Xpact in a previous edition of the Middle Sea Race
Cobh's Barry Hurley will be racing the Maltese Xp44, XpAct in the Middle Sea Race again this year, it's the 2009 Ostar champion's 15th edition of the race and he is racing with an international crew of Maltese, German, Irish, and Dutch…
The FFOR concept will begin with 10 identical yachts being made available to the first 10 teams entering on a fully managed basis
 A new offshore series of races that will come to Irish waters has been launched in the UK called the Formula Foil Ocean Racing (FFOR) with a first prize of £50k. Racing in identical Beneteau Figaro 3 yachts FFORC has…
Claus Landmark drove his Wicklow designed Landmark 43 'Santa' to a runaway victory
A County Wicklow yacht design has won the inaugural Offshore Sailing Worlds at the Hague last weekend. The Landmark 43, from the drawing board of Kilbride–based Mark Mills, produced a stunning win in Class B at the Dutch event.  Claus Landmark drove…
A close Class C start in which sole Irish competitor 'Fools Gold' is racing
A discarded result of 31 scored in race six yesterday has dropped Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' to 18th from 14th from a fleet of 49  in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. The Sovereign's Cup…
Big waves and breezy conditions made for fast, close racing
Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' has moved up from 18th to 14th from a fleet of 49 after the first four races in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. The Sovereign's…
There's been a light air start to the The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships
Waterford Harbour's Rob McConnell sailing the Archambault A35 'Fools Gold' is lying 18th from a fleet of 49 after the first two offshore races in Class C of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018. Full results are here. After…
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. …

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