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

Irishwoman seeks €3.5m funding to compete in global yacht race
Joan Mulloy is looking for sponsors to help her compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe race Picture: David Branigan/Oceansport

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

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 du Figaro...

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