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The superyacht Danneskjold is so large nobody is too sure of her absolute overall length, but with three Irish in her crew she was overall leader in the Caribbean 600 for some hours this morning
Maybe it’s because the weather has been unseasonably like home at times out in the Caribbean, but the Irish sailors spread through the RORC fleet have been in the racing frame through a wet cold front from the nor’west. For…
Phaedo^3 with County Kerry's Damian Foxall (second from right) onboard took multihull line honours in the RORC Caribbean C600.
After an epic battle with their MOD70 sister ship Maserati, Phaedo^3 with County Kerry's Damian Foxall onboard took multihull line honours in the RORC Caribbean 600. The Round Ireland speed record holder Lloyd Thornburg and his crew of Brian Thompson,…
RORC Caribbean 600, and it’s Wonderstart!!!! Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente on port tack putting it over on Proteus, winner of the 2016 race, as the Ian Moore-navigated USA 45 calculates calling the cliffs to perfection as the gun goes
Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for October 2016, ace navigator Ian Moore originally from Carrickfergus, is once again calling the shots aboard Hap Fauth’s Maxi 72 Bella Mente. And they’re leading the fleet in the RORC Caribbean 600 by nearly…
Derry sailor Sean McCarter competing onboard Maverick yesterday
Sean McCarter, the Derry Clipper World race sailor who is part of the Infniti 46 Maverick crew has retired from the RORC Caribbean 600 following an injury to a crewman this morning.  A statement from the boat an hour ago said: "Maverick diverted to Nevis…
Record RORC Caribbean 600 Fleet Ready for Action (Video)
A record fleet of 80 yachts will be competing in the 9th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starting from Antigua this morning. This year's race will see the most spectacular line-up of high performance boats and crews racing from…
Round Ireland record holder Phaedo3, Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 is in action in the Caribbean
Both monohull and multihull Round Ireland record holders are part of a fleet of over 80 yachts expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around…
Rambler 88. George David is accustomed to breaking records: In 2011 with his larger Rambler 100, the monohull race record was set
Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning…
Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge (Paul Gibbons) from Royal Cork YC will defend his IRC title in Marseille
Royal Cork YC's Paul Gibbons, racing Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge, who was the winner of the inaugural IRC European Champion Trophy last July, will be travelling to France this summer to defend his Euro title and the hope is other…
Phaedo3 does it again! A fantastic spice island welcome in Grenada for the team as they complete the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC/Arthur Daniel
Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was…
Monday 10th August 1987, and the Dubois 40 Irish Independent arrives at the Fastnet Rock, on her way to winning the Fastnet Race overall, and becoming top scorer for Ireland in the Admiral’s Cup.
Nearly thirty years ago, the growth of sponsorship in sailing could result in a confusion of results if rules from the era of total Cornithian participation were applied with precise regard for the last letter of the law writes W…
Phaedo3's Brian Thompson's showing his game face earlier this week
Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down in about 24 hours. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the…
Rambler 88 leaves the rest of the ARC 2016 fleet in her wake as she builds up speed off Gran Canaria
George David's super-maxi Rambler 88, overall winner and record breaker in the Volvo Round Ireland race 2016 back in June, has added a new accolade to her already enviable sailing reputation as she crossed ARC Finish Line in Rodney Bay,…
Director of RORC Rating Office
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic sailor with a technical background to take over the day to day management of the RORC Rating Office based in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. Reporting to the Chief Executive the…
Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 Phaedo3 at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Lanzarote © RORC/James Mitchell
As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the majority of the fleet were still to round Tenerife, the last mark of the course before the international racing fleet head out into the open waters of…
RORC Commodore Michael Boyd (right) with Wicklow Sailing Club’s Race Organiser Theo Phelan immediately after the Boyd-skippered First 44.7 Lisa had finished the Volvo Round Ireland Race to become the best-placed Irish boat at third overall in IRC. Photo courtesy Volvo Round Ireland Race
Michael Boyd of the Royal Irish Yacht Club is in the midst of a long, interesting and successful sailing career in which he first came to international prominence with the overall win in the 1996 Round Ireland Race on the…
Ireland's IRC interests were represented at the world conference in Cowes last weekend. The 2017 Irish IRC championships, raced as part of the ICRA National Championships, will be held next June in Cork Harbour. The event is chaired by Alpaca skipper Paul Tingle (above) of Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Ireland's Mark Mills, the Irish Cruiser Racer Representative (ICRA), was among forty delegates from 15 countries descended upon Cowes, Isle of Wight, the home of yachting in the UK, for the annual Congress of the Spinlock International Rating Certificate (IRC)…

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