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Rumball and Lee competed in the gruelling Tour De Bretagne a La Voile
The Irish Offshore Sailing team RL Sailing, sponsored by Hanley Energy, recently completed the gruelling Tour De Bretagne a La Voile. The famous race was spread across several stages over nine days, with a combination of inshore and offshore racing…
Peter Coad of Dunmore East with his Pocock 37 Blackjack has given an exemplary display of self-reliace when dismasted near the Fastnet Rock
Once upon a time, it was a tradition of offshore sailing - whether racing or cruising - that self-reliance in all circumstances was the golden thread running through your every venture at sea. You’ll note we say “ventures”. The traditional…
The Marina Militare Nastro Rosa is a month-long celebration of the sport held in eight stages at eight of the most stunning Italian locations with famed sailing histories
World Sailing and the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) have confirmed that the 2021 Hempel Offshore World Championship and the EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship will be held alongside the 2021 Marina Militare Nastro Rosa regatta in Italy. In addition to…
IRC Zero is historically the class which produces the most IRC overall winners - including David & Peter Askew's Wizard in 2019. Sadly they won't be returning to defend their title
IRC Zero represents the glamour end of the keelboat fleet in the Rolex Fastnet Race. It’s likely that we’ll see line honours go to one of the maxis in the class, perhaps George David’s 88ft defending line honour champion Rambler…
The Tour de Bretagne à la Voile is the next race for Offshore Sailing Duo Kenny Rumball & Pamela Lee
RL Sailing, the shorthanded, offshore sailing team made up of joint skippers Kenneth Rumball and Pamela Lee have signed up a new sponsor for their next race in the 2021 competition calendar – the Tour de Bretagne à la Voile…
Jérémie Beyou and Chris Pratt on board Charal
Almost six months after they competed in the world’s most brutal race — the singlehanded non-stop lap of the planet that is the Vendée Globe — many of the IMOCA fleet will be returning to the race course for the…
While Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI (RIYC) – the defending champion in next week's NYC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race – is clearly fond of a good breeze of wind, her experienced crew have shown they can stay ahead in lighter airs
Way back whenever, as each wave of COVID seemed to sweep over its predecessor with a power worthy of Aileens herself, the incurable optimists among Ireland's sailors continued to hope that by some miracle we'd have reached a stage on…
The five leaders in the 12th CIC Normandy Channel Race rounded Fastnet Rock at dawn this morning
Irish waters are the centre of attention for French offshore sailing fans today as the 12th CIC Normandy Channel Race races around the Fastnet Rock. The five leaders in the 12th CIC Normandy Channel Race rounded Fastnet at dawn this…
The 29m Aragon yacht (ex: Windfall ) was built in 2012 by Southern Wind and under Royal St. George skipper Mick Cotter set the 2019 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race record.She races next week at Sardinia's Loro Piana Regatta
Dublin Bay, Howth and Cork Harbour crews will race the latest 29-metre Aragon in Sardinia next week at the prestigious Italian superyacht Loro Piana Regatta. Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Cian Guilfoyle fresh from last week's RC 44 Cup as Afloat reported here,…
ITA-16373 Le Pelican sank near Ventotene after colliding with a tug boat.
There was high drama at the Regata dei Tre Golfi, part of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week in Italy when one of the competitors collided with a tug boat and sank during an overnight passage race. A record fleet of over…
Conor Fogerty's BAM! placed second overall in the OSTSAR 2017 and first in the Gispy Moth class
Following an update on COVID-19 compliance and revised restrictions, the Royal Western Yacht Club in the UK has postponed the OSTAR & TWOSTAR race. The 60th-anniversary race entry list will officially re-open on May 9th. The date is particularly symbolic…
The Ultima trimaran Banque Populaire XI is launched in Lorient, France on Tuesday 27 April 2021
The new Ultim trimaran Banque Populaire XI was launched after exiting the CDK Technologies yard in Lorient in Brittany yesterday, Tuesday 27 April. All the teams involved in the project were present to witness the fruit of two years of…
RORC two handed overnight racing resumes on May 1
After a year and a half of disruptions to offshore racing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal Ocean Racing Club has confirmed an overnight race for Two-Handed teams starting on May 1st. The combined entry list for May 1st…
The Italian Team’s time is 18 minutes better than the 2015 record set by Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson aboard Phaedo3
Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini won in the duel against Peter Cunningham’s MOD 70 PowerPlay and conquered the Channel Record today. They set sail off Cowes (UK) at 9:13:40 GMT and they crossed the finish line off Dinard (FR)…
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard tomorrow, Thursday 22 April 2021. The current record for the 138 nautical mile course is held by MOD70 Phaedo 3 which scorched across the English…
Antigua Sailing Week Goes Virtual
Having cancelled its Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean organisers have announced a Sailing Week Sunday – a virtual event with stories, interviews and entertainment, transmitting from Antigua on April 25, 2021. Annually the international coverage of Antigua Sailing Week places…

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