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Ireland's Justin Slattery Looks for Transpacific Record on Phaedo 3

14th May 2017
On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Ireland's Justin Slattery (left), David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy & Henry Bomby On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Ireland's Justin Slattery (left), David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy & Henry Bomby

Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock in California last Friday morning was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo3 headed towards the official start point of the WSSRC Transpacific Record writes Rachel Fallon Langdon.

After waiting for several hours for the wind to fill in at Port Fermin, the Round Ireland speed record holder took off at 21:40:15 (UTC) towards its final destination of Diamond Head in Hawaii. 

The previous record was set by "Lending Club 2” back in July 2015 with a time of 3 days 18 hours & 9 seconds.

On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Justin Slattery, David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy & Henry Bomby.

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