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McConaghy MC²60 to launch next month in Hong Kong
By McConaghy Boats, ,
9:09 AM Fri 1 Feb 2013
The first MC²60 is nearing completion at McConaghy Boats and will be launched in February in Hong Kong where the boat will be permanently based. With some fine tuning on the initial design, the MC²60 now boast larger aft cabins. From the drawing board of Bañulsdesign, the MC²60 is a semi custom catamaran offering the possibility to suit owner’s specific requirements. ...[more]
Ensign Ship Brokers named as ambassador for McConaghy Boats
By Tracey Goodwin,
11:59 AM Wed 16 May 2012
McConaghy, the custom yacht building specialist behind some of the world’s fastest and most successful racing yachts - including the record breaking Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats, and ICAP Leopard - has named Ensign Ship Brokers as ambassadors for their product. Ensign Yachts is proud to announce a new Ambassador agreement with McConaghy centering on the Mc38, Kerr40 and Kerr46. ...[more]
Catamaran MC²60 assembly underway at McConaghy
By McConaghy Boats, ,
6:51 PM Wed 18 Apr 2012
McConaghy are please to announce that the assembly of the MC²601 has started. The carbon structural bulkheads are now in place and the reverse 'crash box' bows have been fitted. ...[more]
Ker 40 takes home the trifecta
By Ellen Pragnell-Raasch,
1:15 PM Tue 3 Apr 2012
Connel McLarens' McConaghy buiilt Ker 40 Ice Breaker is yet again at the top of her division, following the win at the Bay of Islands Regatta back in January. Ice Breaker took home the trifecta last week at The BMW Cup, coming first in PHRF A-Division, IRC Nationals and winning the overall BWM Trophy. ...[more]
McConaghy boats - The fastest and now the deepest
By Blue Robinson, Mona Vale ,
1:54 PM Tue 27 Mar 2012
McConaghy boats are renowned for building the some of the fastest yachts afloat. Now McConaghy construction skills have been used by film maker/explorer James Cameron - who has just entered the history books and became the first person to make a solo dive to the ocean's deepest point. ...[more]
Inaugural MC 38 One Design Australian Championship announced
By Ellen Pragnell-Raasch, Mona Vale ,
2:05 AM Tue 6 Mar 2012
McConaghy Boats has announced the inaugural MC 38 Australian Championship which is set to take place in Pittwater, Sydney this October. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is home to the first three MC 38s in Sydney and is very excited to be hosting the event. ...[more]
McConaghy's Ker 46 - Faster!!
By Blue Robinson, Mona Vale ,
6:33 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
When Ker Design received multiple requests to develop a yacht in the 45 foot range, which would perform well inshore and offshore on IRC and ORCi, they knew they had a formidable prototype to work from - the Ker 46 Tonnerre. ...[more]
McConaghy built Loki's jubilant Tattersall's Cup victory
By Blue Robinson,
7:03 AM Mon 9 Jan 2012
After 14 attempts, a delighted Stephen Ainsworth has staked claim on the historic Tattersall’s Cup with his McConaghy built Reichel/Pugh 63’ Loki, adding the Rolex Sydney Hobart handicap victory to a brimming trophy cabinet.
'We are elated, it is a fantastic feeling, a huge thrill to win this race,' said a jubilant Ainsworth. ...[more]
McConaghy announce new Technical Advisor of the MC²60
By McConaghy Boats, ,
9:48 PM Fri 4 Nov 2011
McConaghy, the boatbuilder and Renaud Banuls, the architect, are pleased to announce the nomination of Thomas Coville as Technical Advisor of the MC²60.
America’s Cup, Sydney-Hobart, Mini-Transat, Orma 60, Imoca 60, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Figaro, Vendée Globe, Trophée Jules Verne, Volvo Ocean Race, Thomas is 'certainly the most complete racing sailor of his generation' ...[more]
Images of Barley Cove: Rambler100 righting and pumping out
By Baltimore Sea Safaris, Baltimore, Ireland ,
11:05 AM Mon 22 Aug 2011
Images of the righting and pumping out of the supermaxi Rambler 100 in Barley Cove, Co Cork, Ireland. The world's fastest supermaxi capsized just five miles away from Fastnet Rock during the Rolex Fastnet Race. All her crew were rescued. ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race: Fastnet Race in Four Minutes - Crewcam Video
By Ben Gladwell, Irish Sea ,
5:09 AM Mon 22 Aug 2011
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell (NZL) crewed aboard the 52fter Bob for the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, and compiled this four minute video clip of the race, shot using a headcam.
Join the crew on the rail and bow of Bob for the start, leaving The Needles, being passed by the supermaxis ICAP Leopard and Rambler, rounding Fastnet Rock and more. ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race lives up to its reputation
By Trish Jenkins, ,
9:41 PM Sat 20 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - Records tumbled in this year's event, living up to its reputation as the most gruelling and tactically challenging of the classic offshore races. As usual the 608 mile long course took the boats from the start line off Cowes, Isles of Wight towards the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland, back around the outside of the Scilly Isles off southwest England to the finish lin ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race prizegiving ceremony at the Royal Citadel
By Trish Jenkins, ,
5:31 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race completed its prizegiving ceremony at the historic Royal Citadel on Plymouth's famous Hoe. Dating back to 1660s and standing on the site of the fort built in the time of Sir Francis Drake, the Royal Citadel over the centuries has been one of Britain's most important defences and today is the base for the 29 Commando Regiment of the Royal Artillery. ...[more]
Rambler crew received safety training at LRSE
By Dan O’Connor, ,
12:19 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, the crew of Rambler capsized and were subsequently rescued. The entire crew of twenty-one underwent advanced man overboard and safety training just prior to leaving Rhode Island for the Transatlantic Race and the subsequent Rolex Fastnet Race. ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race recap from Gryphon Solo 2
By Joe Harris, ,
9:37 PM Fri 19 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race recap from Gryphon Solo 2’s skipper Joe Harris:
As our race ended abruptly on the first day of an expected four day race, I thought it might be good to review what happened and how the race turned out for others. Thank you to everyone who expressed condolences and encouragement following our withdrawal from the Fastnet due to sail damage. ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race - First double win in 50 years
4:28 AM Fri 19 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race has for the first time in more than 50 years witnessed a back-to-back handicap winner. Following on from her victory under IRC in 2009, this afternoon the Royal Ocean Racing Club has confirmed that Niklas Zennström’s Rán (GBR) is once again the overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race and the prestigious Fastnet Challenge Cup. ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race: Capsized supermaxi Rambler righted plus Video
6:43 PM Thu 18 Aug 2011
The Irish Times is reporting that the capsized supermaxi, Rambler 100, owned by US businessman George David, has finally been righted in Barleycove Bay, Ireland.
'The hull was being pumped out yesterday evening before the yacht was towed into port without its mast and rigging,' says the Times.
'Seán Harrington of Atlantic Towage and Marine Ltd of Castletownbere, Co Cork, said the location of ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race fleet slows down
By KPMS, ,
4:05 AM Thu 18 Aug 2011
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, the pace was brisk for the first forty-eight hours but, has now slowed due to high pressure encroaching into the Celtic Sea and towards the south of Cornwall, just west of the finish in Plymouth. Since yesterday afternoon there have been just been five finishers ...[more]
Rolex Fastnet Race - Class40’s head uphill for the final miles
By Oliver Dewar, ,
9:46 PM Wed 17 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - After 72 hours of racing, the Class40 fleet face beating to the finish for the final 70 miles following a predominantly offwind leg from Fastnet Rock to the Scilly Isles.
With less than 200 miles of the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Course remaining, the leading Class40 pack in the 17-boat fleet compressed even further with the lead constantly changing as the group lined-up in the Celti ...[more]
America's Cup sailors recount Rambler capsize in Rolex Fastnet Race
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
10:12 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
Five times round the world racer, and America's Cup sailor Erle Williams (NZL), has described the moment when the supemaxi Rambler 100, capsized soon after rounding Fastnet Rock, yesterday.
A professional yachtsman, Williams is one of New Zealand's top sailors, with a long sailing career encompassing five Round the World races, and several America's Cup campaigns. Other top America's Cup sailor ...[more]
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