Fastnet Race

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The Fastnet 1979 race memorial to the 15 participants that died situated close to North Harbour at Cape Clear island off the West Cork coast. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

When the massive fleet of 452 boats departs the Solent at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race on Saturday, Conor Fogerty’s Raw will be among only a ha(...)

 Nick and Suzi Jones’ First 44.7 Lisa, skippered by Royal Irish Yacht Club member  Michael Boyd.

Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Commodore Michael Boyd is keeping an eye on the leaderboard after his First 44.7 Lisa crossed the finish line inside th(...)

Sigma 38 footer Persephone passing the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The last of the 358-strong Rolex Fastnet Race fleet successfully rounded the famous rock off West Cork yesterday afternoon marking the closing stages (...)

Plans to attract new entries from overseas and give the Round Ireland Race a higher international profile were announced by Wicklow Sailing Club in Dun Laoghaire  yesterday  and included details of the southside port being  used as a technical base for larger yachts. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A jewel in the crown of Irish sailing is to undergo a major overhaul following the announcement of a range of measures last night. The biennial 704-mi(...)