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Bangor's Mikey Ferguson (right) and Ari Huusela
Belfast Lough sailor Mikey Ferguson from Bangor in County Down and his Finnish co-skipper Ari Huusela will this Sunday (27th) start the Transat Jacques Vabre, one of the most spectacular of the world’s ocean races writes Betty Armstrong. The route…
Courrier Recommandé
The 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race has continued to provide plenty of twists and turns. For many yachts the race is over; they are tied up to the dock, enjoying the hospitality of the Royal Malta…
 Black Pearl competing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race
The fifth day of the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race has been a bountiful one on the docks of the Royal Malta Yacht Club, as yachts start to finish in numbers and tales of the race…
Rambler completed the 606nm course in a time of 2 days 19 hours 43 minutes
Rambler crossed the finish line of the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race at 08:13:00 CEST on Tuesday, 22 October, completing the 606nm course in a time of 2 days 19 hours 43 minutes The Rambler Crew…
Elusive 2 (Aaron, Christoph & Maya Podesta) in the Rolex Middle Sea Race
The 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is doing its best to leave a mark on the history of the famous 606nm offshore race. For the moment, that mark appears somewhat black. While George David’s American maxi Rambler powers…
George David’s Rambler (USA) exited the Messina Strait just before midday and double-headed reached towards Stromboli in a predominantly easterly wind.
For a second year in a row, the first 36 hours of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race have proved extremely challenging, testing the patience and commitment of the 113 crews participating. Yesterday’s light wind start, was followed by a…
The Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 fleet that will race from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on October 20
Sunday is a day of rest in France, but not universally at the Transat Jaques Vabre offshore race, where Banque du Léman finally arrived at lunchtime to complete the starting line-up and crowds thronged, despite a spot of autumnal freshness.…
Bryon Ehrhart’s Maxi 72 Lucky has set a new record in the ninth biennial Hong Kong-Vietnam Race with a strong Irish presence on board
American Bryon Ehrhart’s impressive Maxi 72 Lucky has added a new gong to her distinguished trophy list by taking line honours and establishing a new course record in the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race, aided in no small…
Imoca 4myPlanet skippers Alexia Barrier (right) and Joan Mulloy posing during pre-start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019, duo sailing race from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on October 19, 2019 in Le Havre, France
The progress of equality in sailing can often resemble the turning of an oil tanker rather than a carbon fibre offshore racing boat, but there are some new grounds for optimism at sea. The race village of the 14th edition…
40th Middle Sea Race Underway
The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today with Irish crews among its number. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way…
The veteran IMOCA 60 4myplanet which Mayo’s Joan Mulloy will be co-skippering with Alexia Barrier in next weekend’s 12,000 mile Transat Jacques Vabre from Le Havre to Bahia in Brazil
Solo sailor Joan Mulloy of Mayo has teamed up as co-skipper with France’s Alexia Barrier on the latter’s veteran IMOCA 60 4Myplanet to become the only all-female crew in the 30-strong IMOCA 60 Class in the 12,000 mile Transat Jacques…
 Around 100 of the Middle Sea Race fleet are racing for the overall win scored under the IRC Rating System
Most of Ireland will have its thoughts on another far away stadium tomorrow at 11am but there is also Irish interest in the 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race that starts at the same time as Ireland v All Blacks…
Finland's Tapio Lehtinen who has signed up to compete in both the 2022 Golden Globe Race and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race
Hundreds of sailors and many yacht clubs have become excited at the prospect of becoming involved, and commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. These include Whitbread veterans like…
The National Yacht Club's Willie Despard (standing with mainsheet) joins Andrew Hall's J121 JackHammer crew for the Middle Sea Race this Saturday
Irish interest in the Middle Sea Race continues this weekend but is reduced with just a few Irish crew lining up for Saturday's 40th race start at the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Race regular Barry Hurley, the 2009 Ostar winner,…
One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record
The sixth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is set to feature a huge variety of yachts racing across the Atlantic Ocean with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line…
The Middle Sea Race fleet depart Malta last October
At a press conference held, today, to officially launch the 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that it is set to welcome an offshore fleet of around 115 boats to this year’s…

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