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Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt made history at the Barcolana 54 in Trieste, Italy, becoming the first woman and the first American to win the world’s largest sailing race
In honour of her victory as the first woman and first American to win the world’s largest sailing race, the Barcolana 54, philanthropist Wendy Schmidt announced today she will support the educational outreach and conservation activities of the Marine Biodiversity…
Inshore heading offshore – ISORA 2022 Champion Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop, PSC) powering into clear air at the start of a Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race, with Round Ireland winner Cavatina (Ian Hickey, RCYC) close abeam
Is most “ocean racing” today really oceanic? Does “offshore racing” really involve going truly offshore? Are boats touted as being “cruiser-racers” ever really used for genuine cruising? And are sailing enthusiasts who like to think of themselves as being devoted…
Artist’s impression of the new Sun Fast 30 One Design yacht
Saying they are “bound by common values”, French boatbuilding institutions Jeanneau and Multiplast are joining forces to develop a new high-performance and accessible sailboat: the Sun Fast 30 One Design. It’s promised that the new design will offer “an intense…
US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing in the USA released the report requested by the Bermuda Race Organising Committee regarding the tragedy that occurred during the running of the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. An expert US Sailing investigation…
With 37 boats set to take the La Route du Rhum start line, there are certainly more contenders for the podium than in any previous edition, and there is strength and depth all the way through the fleet.
There have never been so many IMOCA class entries in the La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in the IMOCA class. With 37 boats set to take the start line, there are certainly more contenders for the podium than…
Malizia - Seaexplorer is lifted out for the first time in Lorient, France on Tuesday 19 July
Boris Herrmann’s offshore sailing team launched their new IMOCA race yacht as scheduled today, Tuesday 19 July in Lorient, Race some 18 months after design began. Designed by VPLP, Malizia - Seaexplorer was built at Multiplast in nearby Vannes over the…
Damien Wildes and Charlie Fleetwood with their paddleboards
An intrepid duo intend to cross the Irish Sea from Wales to Wicklow this weekend in an unusual fashion — paddling on their bellies. Damien Wildes and Charlie Fleetwood will assume the prone position on their stand-up paddleboards from Holyhead…
First look - Andrew Hall's Welsh J125 Jackknife is among the entries for the inaugural K2Q race on July 1 from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour
Just as the 2022 Round Ireland Race concludes at the end of June, a new Irish biennial offshore racing fixture between Dublin and Cork has launched with a start in five days' time, and a 'novel set up' to provide…
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US Sailing will soon announce the appointment of a panel to investigate the fatal crew-overboard incident in the Newport Bermuda Race last weekend, race organisers have confirmed. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Colin Golder, captain of the 42-foot sloop Morgan…
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The Captain of the yacht Morgan of Marietta has lost his life after going overboard in the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. The crew of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop, reported that its captain, Colin Golder of New Providence,…
Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo takes the start of the Newport Bermuda Race
June 19, 2022—Jason Carroll of New York City and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition of the offshore race Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT).…
Justin Slattery in 2015
2022 has been a busy year so far for Ireland’s top offshore racer Justin Slattery — and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. While the double Volvo Ocean Race champion crewman won’t be taking part in this weekend’s Round Ireland…
Two Irish co-skippers are competing in separate boats in the Mini Fastnet Race; Galway sailmaker Yannick Lemonnier (left) and novice entry Mark O’Connor
The 36th 'Mini Fastnet Race' starts this Sunday the 12th of June in the Bay of Douarnenez, France and two Irish boats are competing in the 21-foot class. The Mini Fastnet is a founding event in the mini circuit and as…
Brian Carroll's Chancer leads off the start line in Kinsale Yacht Club's inaugural 240-mile Inishteraght Race
There were great starts for the host club's Elan 40 Chancer (Brian Carroll) and Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo from Royal Cork in the inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale this morning in the brand new Irish offshore yacht race…
Flying Nikka - At 60 feet long, with foils similar to the AC75 boats used in the 36th America’s Cup, the first full-foiling monohull yacht in the Mini Maxi category gets airborne
Wicklow-based designer Mark Mills has been working on a 60ft foiling ocean-going version of the current America's Cup AC75 boats, and the new machine has just had her first sail, full story and pics here
Johnny Mordaunt skippered the Fast40+ Tschuss at Antigua Week
Dubliner Johnny Mordaunt skippering the Fast40+ Tschuss was the overall winner of division CSA - Racing 2 at Antigua Sailing Week in the 2022 Caribbean regatta season. Dun Laoghaire's Adrian Lee in the Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II of the Royal St. George Yacht Club took…

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