If they are successful in raising the funding to mount a competitive campaign, this would be the pair’s third around the world race together. Read more
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Canberra has confirmed that Gregor McGuckin, the second Golden Globe Race solo sailor to have been dismasted in the South Indian Ocean, was picked up safely from his yacht at 12:10 UTC today.
The French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris reached Tomy’s yacht at 05:30 UTC and her crew successfully transferred him to the ship.
Abhilash Tomy, who has reported severe back injuries, is unable to move from his bunk, but heard an Orion from Mauritius fly overhead and acknowledged this by turning his emergency beacon off and on.
Australian rescue authorities are leading a mission to rescue injured Indian GGR solo sailor from dismasted yacht deep in the South Indian Ocean.
Abhilash Tomy and Gregor McGuckin rolled and dismasted, while Mark Slats experiences two major knock-downs.
Charting a 3,542-nautical mile course from Saint-Malo in Brittany to Point-à-Pitre on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the Route du Rhum has established itself as one of the big targets for the world’s top solo ocean racers.
Australian Mark Sinclair dropped off film packages in Cape Town and now appears to have "gone cruising" up the east coast of Africa.
Taking second place on Line Honours, Matt Allen's TP52 posted a fast enough time to climb to the top of the IRC and ORCi leaderboards where she remained to the finish.
Already a fleet of 48 includes last year’s winner, three super maxis, nine internationals and some never-before-seen boats that are serious challengers for the main event – the Tattersall Cup.
Finishing in 6 hours, 28 minutes 20 seconds, Comanche broke the record of 7hrs 30mins 19secs set by Koa last year.
With the right conditions predicted, super maxi Comanche is on track to break the race record.
The Belgian skipper has created an innovative funding scheme, creating works of art to cover the 2.5 million Euro cost of the venture.
The Turn the Tide on Plastic boat, alongside Team AkzoNobel’s boat, collected seawater samples that were tested by race scientists for microplastics as well as levels of salinity, dissolved CO2 and algae.
Jim Cooney’s super-maxi Comanche has entered the series, and will be competing against its smaller rivals in the 28-strong Flinders Islet fleet.