Robin Knox

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  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(...)

“We’re back to compass and sextant, and we don’t have electric auto-pilots either so the boat steers by the wind”

When sailor Gregor McGuckin slips away from the pontoon at Dún Laoghaire this weekend, his passage to Falmouth, England, will appear as unremarkable a(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen aboard his class Imoca monohull Kilcullen Voyager in the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race. Photograph: Getty

As Ireland prepares for a weekend of high winds and Christmas turkey, spare a thought for single-handed sailor Enda O’Coineen on board Kilcullen Voya(...)