French skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede   in Les Sables d’Olonne in western France after winning the round-the-world Golden Globe race on January 29th, 2019. Photograph: Sebastien Salom Gomis/AFP/Getty

A historic victory for French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede in the Golden Globe around-the-world race proved to be a bittersweet moment for former Iri(...)

Gregor McGuckin’s abandoned yacht Hanley Energy Endurance photographed by Golden Globe Race skipper Mark Sinclair as he sailed past  the yacht a month after McGuckin was rolled and dismasted in the South Indian Ocean.

Up to three separate attempts have been launched this Christmas to recover an uncrewed and drifting Irish racing yacht that was at the centre of an i(...)