Irishwoman seeks €3.5m funding to compete in global yacht race

Professional sailor would be first woman from Ireland to enter the ‘challenging’ contest

22nd July, 2018
Joan Mulloy is looking for sponsors to help her compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe race Picture: David Branigan/Oceansport

Professional sailor Joan Mulloy is planning to raise €3.5 million to become the first Irish woman to enter the prestigious Vendée Globe Race in 2020.

Mulloy is competing in a series of difficult races to secure a position in the solo around-the-world yacht race and is so far on course to make it.

On board her racing yacht Taste the Atlantic, Mulloy will become the first-ever Irishwoman to represent her country in the Solitaire...

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