Author: Ancora

Ireland’s Tom Dolan and his young French co-skipper Paul Morvan this morning finished a gruelling 740 miles long offshore race for the Trophée Banque Populaire Grand Ouest in seventh place from a star-studded field containing some of the most successful French solo Figaro racers of the last 10 years. Having started...

Banque Populaire Grand-Ouest Trophy is a long, long offshore sprint for Ireland’s Tom Dolan At 735 nautical miles long, the Banque Populaire Grand Ouest Trophy race which starts Saturday 1300hrs local time, is one of the longest offshore courses of the 2024 season for Ireland’s Tom Dolan. For the double handed course...

Ireland’s Tom Dolan back among the front runners with sixth place overall at Solo Maître Coq, a repeat of last year’s result With a solid fifth place on a tough, demanding 390 miles solo offshore race which finished into Les Sables d’Olonne in France’s Vendée region this morning, Ireland’s Tom Dolan...

At the Solo Maître CoQ Figaro circuit event which started on Tuesday out of Les Sables d’Olonne in France’s Vendée region, a slightly frustrated Tom Dolan is sitting in 14th place heading into Thursday’s 390 mile offshore race component of the annual event. After enjoying good conditions on Tuesday for the...

After a brief recovery at home, returned from Guadeloupe and the crewed Class40 Niji 40 Transatlantic race on which he finished fourth as part of an international trio, Irish skipper Tom Dolan is back in action this week on his Figaro Beneteau 3 Smurfit Kappa-Kingspan. From Tuesday until Saturday he...

Tom Dolan overcame a torn spinnaker to finish in 11th place on the 390 miles offshore race of the Solo Guy Cotten-Concarneau, the Irish solo skipper’s first offshore race of the 2024 season. The spinnaker tear happened within the first couple of hours of the race. With a small initial cut...

Ireland’s leading solo sailor Tom Dolan goes into his first offshore race of the 2024 season this afternoon knowing the pressure will be on from before the start gun as the 370 miles, 48 hours long course of the Solo Guy Cotten-Concarneau looks set to mostly be a speed course...