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Raceix CEO Aidan Foley, CTO Sam Santi and head of data Vicki O’Donell. A crucial part of the Raceix offering is up-to-date mapping

“Android for boats with the intuition of Apple and the dynamism of Tesla,” is how Aidan Foley, chief executive of technology start-up, Raceix, describ(...)

Part of a  fleet of single-handed sailors beginning a leg  of the La Solitaire du Figaro. The series will have two Irish boats for the third successive season in 2020

Irish involvement in offshore racing appears to be in a buoyant state going by the busy season just closing, and the prospects for 2020 are looking st(...)

 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris last week. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile. The journey w(...)

Medieval falconry display at Puy du Fou

It was nearly 20 years since we had driven to France for a campsite holiday. In the interim we had been spoiled by short-haul flights to airports hand(...)

 Joan  Mulloy’s 2018 goal is to compete in the Solitaire du Figaro, a multi-stage race for about 40 boats every August

Truth be told, Joan Mulloy isn’t too bothered about the male-dominated world of professional sailing. That the status quo is changing ever so graduall(...)

Irish Sea Champion J109 Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop) from North Wales is one of the first entries into June’s 40th anniversary of the Round Ireland Race. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) champions Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop showed the depth of their Round Ireland Race ambitions this week when the North W(...)

The Open 60 entry Hugo Boss skippered by Alex Thompson with Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A new initiative to unlock Ireland’s potential as a world sailing hub was announced this week and is already drawing interest from the country’s scatt(...)

Martin Linehan was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Gabriel Lege (25), a French national in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A man has been remanded in custody after being extradited from the UK and charged with 10 offences in connection with the death of a man in a hit and (...)

Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 3200 BAM  will compete in a single-handed capacity in the 2017 Transatlantic Ostar Race in May.

Ireland looks set for another buoyant offshore sailing season with announcements this week of two separate transatlantic solo campaigns while in New (...)

The self-steering on  Mr O’Coineen’s boat, the Kilcullen Voyager - Team Ireland, malfunctioned. Photograph: Kilcullen Voyager Team Ireland/Facebook

Irish sailor Enda O’Coineen has spoken of his devastation at having to quit the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race after losing his mast. After(...)

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