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  1. Pat Lawless is signed up for the second edition of the Golden Globe Race in 2022
    Independent analysis on media coverage during the 2018 Golden Globe Race says the event attracted worldwide coverage worth as much as US$185 million. Les Sables d’Olonne, which will be the host start and finish port again in 2022, gained two…
  2. Tom Dolan is sailing his Figaro 3 Smurfit Kappa from Brittany to Dublin Bay for a two-week charity stint
    From 1 October you could sail with Figaro veteran Tom Dolan in Dun Laoghaire to raise funds for Sailing Into Wellness, which operates wellness programmes in Dublin, Cork and Kinsale to help rehabilitate people recovering from mental health and addiction…
  3. Grace O’Malley in fighting form – would anyone have invited her in for dinner when His Lordship was away?
    When the great sea warrior queen Granuaile of Mayo voyaged from Clew Bay to parlay with the then all-powerful Queen Elizabeth I in London, there was even more to it than was hinted at by Clew Bay Figaro sailor Joan…
  4. Malizia II – having been well ahead of Hurricane Dorian, a crew injury has now delayed her near the storm’s track at St Pierre off southeast Newfoundland
    This week’s attempt by the Monaco-based Malizia II to set up a Transatlantic west-east record time for a fully-crewed IMOCA 60 with two Irish – Shane Diviney and Brian Carlin – in the crew of five, has been knocked off…
  5. The Open 60 Malizia II, climate activist Greta Thunberg’s preferred means of travel to reach New York, will have two Irish in the crew of five for the up-coming Transatlantic record attempt on the return voyage
    The IMOCA 60 Malizia II is one busy boat these days writes W M Nixon. She hit the global headlines by conveying climate activist Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic to New York in a carbon-neutral way courtesy of skipper Pierre…