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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 8:30 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...[more]


WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland By John Reed, , 9:22 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate By RORC Event Press, , 2:25 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014
Three Two-Handed teams from Ireland, Britain and Germany have now accomplished that magnificent achievement. Racing Two Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all-round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. Most of the time, the Two Handed pair are alone on deck. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner By RORC Event Press, , 7:08 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014
There were celebrations on the dock for Relentless on Jellyfish, winner of IRC Two and Saga, winner of IRC One. British Soldier may have lost the battle with Relentless on Jellyfish, but the British Army Sailing Team was far richer for the experience. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 10:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 10:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record By RORC Event Press, , 9:35 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014
Subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, this breaks the previous World Record for Monohulls 40 feet and less, set by Concise 2 in 2010, by over 18 hours. This will be the fifth World Record broken during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace By RORC Event Press, , 9:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 9:13 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead By Trish Jenkins, , 11:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour By RORC Event Press, , 9:24 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014
Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn's Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record By Trish Jenkins, , 12:52 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014
Artemis - Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds. ...[more]


Abu Dhabi pulvérise le record du Tour des Iles Britanniques By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:12 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014
Le Volvo Ocean 65, le monotype de la prochaine édition de la Volvo Ocean Race est né, et bien né. C’est cette nuit, peu avant minuit qu’Abu Dhabi Racing a terminé en tête le Tour des Iles Britanniques et Ian Walker et ses hommes ont réalisé une sacrée performance. Ils gagnent la course bien sûr mais ils explosent, au passage, de 32 heures le record établi quatre ans plus tôt par Groupama. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 4:12 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:11 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014
Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...[more]


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing bate récord en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:56 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014
4 días, 13 horas y 10 minutos ha sido el tiempo de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda, haciendo trizas el anterior récord del VOR70 Groupama. Segundo en la clase Volvo Ocean 65 ha sido el Equipo Español, y tercero Dongfeng. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 12:40 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble By Trish Jenkins, , 6:54 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the monohull race record by over 30 hours and setting a new course record ...[more]


Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA By Trish Jenkins, , 6:28 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65 Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of four days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds. ...[more]


Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race By Stefano Blin, , 5:29 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014
Team Alvimedica have completed the arduous Round Britain and Ireland Race, crossing the finishing line off the Royal Yacht Squadron here at 5.59 BST on Saturday with an elapsed time of four days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. ...[more]


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