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The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full two hour redress by the International Jury
The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full…

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Jim Cooney (left) came through thick and thin to see his super-maxi LDV Comanche rewarded with line honours. Gordon Maguire – it has been his third Sydney-Hobart overall win – and maybe the toughest of all.
The runaway success of Irish-Australian sailors in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2017 ended the year on an unprecedented high. Gordon Maguire of Howth may already have had two overall wins…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 hopeful Finn Lynch saved it until December to turn in one of his best performances in 2017
Finn Lynch (21) of the National Yacht Club (NYC) is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” (Olympic) on the strength of his Silver in the Lasers in the Gran Canaria…

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Irish-Skippered Yacht Wins Sydney Hobart Clipper Class After Redress
#ClipperRace - After being last into Sydney in the fourth leg of the Clipper Race, HotelPlanner.com has been declared the winner of this week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Clipper…

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2011-12 VOR-winning skipper Franck Cammas is considered one of the legends of the Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Earlier today (Friday 29 December) Dongfeng Race Team announced that Franck Cammas, skipper of 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race winner Groupama, would stand in for injured navigator Pascal Bidegorry…

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Skipper Simeon Tienpont at the wheel of Team AkzoNobel as the last arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race into Melbourne
#VOR - All seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have now finished in Melbourne, with Team AkzoNobel ghosting through Port Phillip Bay in near calm conditions to cross…

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The moment of truth. With less than ten miles to the finish on the Hobart waterfront and the wind almost gone, Wild Oats (foreground) gets ahead of LDV Comanche, and stays ahead.
If sailing has a more exquisite form of torture than the final miles of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, then we don’t really want to know about it writes W…

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LDV Comanche will take the provisional line honours winner to the protest room
Crossing the line 26 minutes after Wild Oats XI, LDV Comanche will take the provisional line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race to the protest room. Jim Cooney…

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Now with darkness coming on at 9.10 pm local time, Wild Oats has just 5.5 miles to sail and has accelerated to 9.5knot
The notoriously light and flukey night sailing conditions of the Derwent River in the final stages of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race are frustrating what has been an otherwise textbook…

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Hugs on deck for the Turn the Tide on Plastic crew in Melbourne after more than 15 days at sea
#VOR - Fifth place in Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race went to Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, who managed to hold off Turn the Tide on Plastic for the second…

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