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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Another hurdle for McConaghy Ker 46 Patrice By McConaghy Boats, , 1:23 AM Sat 21 Dec 2013
Tony Kirby’s McConaghy Ker 46 Patrice has had excellent success since its launch a few months ago, securing a place in every race entered to date, and as the minutes slip away approaching the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, an unexpected challenge has arisen. ...[more]


McConaghy Boats dominate CYCA trophy series By McConaghy Boats, , 3:56 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013
McConaghy Boats dominated the CYCA trophy series over the weekend, claiming first and second places in both IRC and ORCi. ...[more]


Port Hacking - Bird Island Race a great success for McConaghy Boats By McConaghy Boats, 6:04 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013
The 118nm Port Hacking – Bird island race held over the weekend was an excellent success for McConaghy Boats, old and new, in the all important build up for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. ...[more]


MC38 Harbour Regatta - Emerging from the mist By McConaghy Boats, , 6:06 PM Mon 15 Jul 2013
In the MC38 Harbour Regatta, a fleet of six emerged through the mist and rain of Sydney over the last weekend in June. The less than favourable weather conditions did not break the spirits of the competitors and the performance of the MC38s did not disappoint in the light conditions and as always created some very close fleet racing. ...[more]


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 MC²60#1 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 By KPMS, 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]


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