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Emotional scenes, Pen Duick VI FR (14) taking the treasured double - “provisional” first in line honours and first in Leg four IRC handicap ranking
The French legend Pen Duick VI FR (14), skippered by the indomitable Marie Tabarly, has taken provisional line honours in the final leg of the inaugural McIntyre Ocean Globe Race – and in the days ahead could potentially win the…
Global Solo Challenge winner Philippe Delamare presents the Cup to 2nd placed finisher Cole Brauer – the first American woman to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation
The International Association of Cape Horners (IACH) has announced that nominations for the 2024 Cape Horn Hall of Fame Awards are now open. The awards aim to honour the most accomplished sailors who have sailed around the challenging Cape Horn,…
The all-female crew of The Famous Project
Fresh from their third-place finish in the RORC Caribbean 600’s multihull class and multiple training laps around the island of Antigua itself, the seven-strong The Famous Project crew — which includes Ireland’s own Pamela Lee and Joan Mulloy — have…
The availability of in-habour viewing points on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island will raise the profile of the historic Newport-Bermuda Race
The ocean-isolated island group of Bermuda, know to the cognoscenti as The Onion Patch, has the same special attraction for the American cruiser-racer sailors of New England as the distant island of Hy Brasil had in ancient times for voyaging…
Line honours and IRC winner of OGR Leg 2, Translated9 (formerly ADC Accutrac) sailing into Auckland ahead of the fleet after some sensational Southern Ocean sailing
With just days to the restart of the McIntyre Ocean Globe, race leader Translated 9 has been issued a total of 172 hours of time penalties associated with sending three sails to a sailmaker for repair, without approval and without…
Reaching the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre Yacht Race in Martinique, Tiphaine Ragueneau (left and Ireland's Pam Lee of Greystones Harbour
Let’s do that again, but do it better – they are the words of a very determined Pam Lee from Greystones, who came 29th with Tiphaine Ragueneau in the 30th Transat Jacques Vabre yacht race from Le Havre to Martinique.…
12th placed in the Retour à La Base, Pip Hare is loving life in the fast lane
With a lead of some 88 miles and about 400 miles to the finish line, it could be imagined that Yoann Richomme (Paprec Arkéa) might ease back on the accelerator and consolidate to the Lorient finish line of the Retour…
Louis Burton in the IMOCA Bureau Vallée competing in the Retour a La Base
The winner of the Retour a La Base is forecasted to cross the Lorient finish line on Saturday afternoon. It is looking increasingly likely to be a maiden solo IMOCA race triumph for longtime race leader Yoann Richomme on the…
Even the Baltic didn’t escape last summer’s foul weather – this is Karl Kwok’s TP52 Beau Geste of Hong Kong on her way to winning the ORC World Championship at Kiel on Germany’s Baltic Coast in the first week of August 2023
Afloat.ie’s “Brain Test For The Day” story on Sunday about the introduction of weather routing as a new factor in scoring June 2024’s biennial CCA Newport-Bermuda Race was posted in wonderment (and maybe bewilderment) as much as being the airing…
'awesome sailing, awesome boats, awesome race'…Pip Hare racing today in the Retour à La Base Solo Race
With more than 2200 nautical miles still to sail and at least two more low-pressure systems due before a timely finish into Lorient expected Saturday, there is still a long, long way to go on the Retour à La Base…
Sam Goodchild at Thursday’s start of the Retour à La Base Solo IMOCA Race from Martinique to Lorient
The Retour à La Base solo IMOCA race from Martinique to Lorient, France, is heating up as the leaders complete their curve around the North Atlantic high-pressure system and start to head towards the east. They are seeking to find…
The classic and very successful McCurdy 48 Carina had a sweeping overall victory in the 2010 Newport-Bermuda Race, thanks to taking a flyer 50 miles to the westward of the bulk of the fleet during the 630-mile beat to
The biennial 635-mile Newport RI-Bermuda Race in June is one of the world's offshore classics, and as its route takes the fleet across the wayward Gulf Stream while it is in the process of becoming the North Atlantic Drift, weird…
On board Asian IMOCA 60 DMG MORI Global One
After just over 24 hours of racing since leaving Fort-de-France, Jéremie Beyou is proving his well-optimised Charal is fastest on the northward climb up the Atlantic for the Retour à La Base fleet of solo racers. While the French favourite…
Offshore sailor - Pamela Lee is increasingly recognised as a force to be reckoned with in a tough, competitive environment
The short-handed long-distance offshore racing scene from France is recognised as the world peak in a very specialised area. Design development at all boat sizes is at such a pace that in a hyper-hot division such as Class40, anyone racing…
Ireland's Pamela Lee (right) and French co-skipper Tiphaine Ragueneau, complete the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in 29th place in Class40
Pam Lee and Tiphaine Ragueneau, the Irish-French duo, who raced the Atlantic under the Cap pour elles initiative, crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre off Fort-de-France, Martinique on a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon at…
Pam Lee on the helm as the Class40 Engie-DFDS-Brittany-Ferries gets up to speed
Ireland’s Pamela Lee of Greystones, sailing with Tiphaine Rageneau on the Class40 Engie-DFDS-Brittany Ferries, finished 29th in class today (Sunday) at Martinique, having leapt back into the race despite an enforced return to Lorient for an emergency sail repair. Italian…