Steve White recalls his Vendee Globe 2008 – 2009 campaign

In one of the most inspiring talk ever delivered to a captivated NYC audience, Steve White, who finished 8th out of 30 entrants in the last edition of the Vendée Globe Round the World Solo Race, recapped on the highs and not so highs of his low budget “realisation of a dream”. 

Having set foot on […]

Volvo DL Regatta 30 Minute Documentary

Baily Films’ documentary about last year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta is now available in its entirety online, courtesy of AFLOAT Magazine. The 30-minute documentary was produced during the event with the cooperation of the organising team. It was shown on Sky Sports. Click through to see both parts of the film on your desktop.

You can […]

Boathouse Update

As I have mentioned before its great to see so much activity at the weekends by the sailing fraternity. But with so many different groups using the hard and slipway of course it is going to be congested. It may help the flow of traffic if boats are rigged as much as possible before being […]

Helpful Weather Information

The Beaufort Wind Scale



Wind Speed

Wind Speed

Wind Speed

Land Signs

Sea State



0 – 1.4

0 – 0.8

0 – 0.9

Smoke rises vertically
Mirror Smooth


Light Air

1.5 – 5

0.9 – 2

1 – 3

Smoke Drifts
Scaly Ripple


Light Breeze

5 – 11

2 – 5

4 – 7

Leaves rustle, […]

Vendee Globe Competitor Steve White coming to the NYC

The Vendée Globe is an utterly simple affair. Its fundamental principles come down to a few sentences, compared to which even the roughest logbook would seem sophisticated….A sailing race around the world, for singlehanders, without any stopover. That’s it.

In theory at least, because beyond these words start great stories.

Vendee Globe competitor Steve White is coming […]

Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Challenge

The World Sailing Speed Record (W.S.S.R.) Council is the official body for all Round Ireland attempts in both Monohull and Multihull Yachts, and also for Solo Sailing: See their website Monohull and Multihull Yachts can also enter the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Challenge. See below for details.

Round Ireland Challenge(.pdf)