Irish Sailors Recently Joined Class Acts For Caribbean Classic

Just a month prior to the commencement of the 10th edition of RORC Caribbean 600 exceeding 60 yachts has moved into the Caribbean classic. The inclusion of maxis, multihulls, Superyachts, along with the huge collection of racing as well as cruising yachts will be moving on the striking, but at the same time challenging race around all over 11 different Caribbean islands.

Possibly, almost 20 Irish sailors are participating. The preliminary list will definitely show that Adrian Lee’s Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners, champion in the first RORC Caribbean 600 in the year 2009, is again in the hunt and moved up next to such other renowned Cookson 50s as US based Ron O’Hanley’s Privateer, just a runner-up in the Rolex Fastnet Race held in the year 2017.

Ian Moore from Carrickfergus, Ireland, a known winning navigator of Hap Fauth’s Maxi 72 Bella Mente in 2017 Caribbean 600, is moving once again, but will board on a boat of some other vintage. By this latest morning in New York, he has signed into the pilot, Elliott 52 Outsider, a 1997 New Zealand based design, but created in the year 2006 and still today it is a strict competitive proposal generally – specifically so with Moore calling the shots.

Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 36000 Bam, is highly in the hunt, his crew consisting of Mini-Transat expert Tom Dolan. Irish-French interest is highly maintained with highly admired Round Ireland contender Eric de Turckheim from La Rochelle with his latest 54 feet Teasing Machine, the winner of the current east-west RORC Transatlantic Race.

In IRC Two, including the last year’s winner and on the sixth position, El Ocaso is looking forward for the charter and is one of three J/122s moved in this year, along with Bernard McGranaghan’s French Noisy Oyster and Pamela Baldwin’s Antiguan Liquid.

At Moody Trophy, Washington College Sailing Places 18th Position

This weekend, sailing team of Washington College finished 18th of 18 teams at the championship Moody Trophy, which was hosted by the University of Rhode at Island.
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Moody Trophy

How this happened

  • Team of Washington college placed 18th in both the Divisions that is A and B.
  • Paul Hart the skipper of team sailed with crew Ellie Lienert in A Division for the first six races and with crew members Griff Rodrigue for the rest of the races of A Division.
  • Crew Allison Cochran and Skipper Will Sunkler sailed the B Division the first three races for Washington. And the next three races of B Division were sailed by Skipper Henry Proud with the crew Andrew Vernon. The rest of the races were sailed by skipper Sunkler and the crew member Vernon.
  • A 12th-place finish in race 5B by Proud and Vernon was Washington’s best individual race finish of the weekend.

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Bermuda World Series To Change

Bermuda is the site of the America’s Cup this year, but it is unlikely that it will remain a host the next year.


The owner of the Oracle team of US, Larry Ellison, did state to the crowds that they would be back in the opening ceremony that was held in May. However, realities might be different it seems. The comments Ellison made has caused a stir as elements in teams as well as the authorities behind America’s Cup are reconsidering the idea of returning to the event. Instead of being a dedicated racing venue it might become a stop as part of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event that would be akin to circuit racing. The races would take on a fast and furious style, akin to Formula One and packaged for sports television.

In the opening ceremony, he did not mention anything about the Cup event in the future when he addressed the crowds at the opening ceremony held on May 27th. (more…)

Royal Navy Sailors’ Upcoming Challenge

If you thought that Royal Navy only has official duties, then you are mistaken.


There has been a bid made to break an existing record by two sailors of Royal Navy in a dinghy boat. The sailors are sponsored by charitable organizations for their bid to try and break an existing world record in endurance sailing in a dinghy. The voyage is planned to cover the distance from Plymouth to the waters surrounding Scotland. The voyage will not only be an attempt to break a record but also raise awareness about dinghy sailing which is also a category less explored in sailing.

The voyage will also raise funds for organizations like the Bowel Cancer UK and Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. The last attempt was made by Phil Slade, who was an Acting Petty Officer and civilian Mark Belamarich. Both sailed a training dinghy which ran nonstop on the same course. (more…)

Stage Set In Japan

The stage is set in Japan for America’s Cup World Series that is sponsored by Louis Vuitton.


About 14 points separate out Land Rover Bar teams from Oracle Team USA. There are about 90 points that are on the line. Hence, the game can be any teams ultimately. Practice races have been setting the stage before the real competition is about to begin. The ultimate races will take place this weekend. Destination for the World Series competition is Fukuoka in Japan. The final race, which is part of a two year series, will be seeing the Land Rover team take a lead over the Oracle team with a lead of 14 points.

There are about 90 points that teams can gather over the six races that are scheduled for this weekend. The title fight is open as well, which makes it an exciting event to follow this weekend. Indeed, the America’s Cup has been in the news for quite some time and with the final lap starting off, many people would be eagerly waiting to see how the final lap progresses. The overall points that the teams have made it a close competition to watch now. (more…)