The boats competing in the Around Ireland Powerboat Race roared into Waterford yesterday and will take a day off to prepare for the leg to Fenit on Friday morning.
The weather down the Irish sea from Bangor was described as ‘a little lumpy' and all crews had to work quite hard at their motoring and steering. However, all boats arrived safely except for Newstalk Galway Girl, which had to stop in Dun Laoghaire for repairs to reoccurring fault. Dreamer was also forced to retire from the race due but is expected to be on the start line on Friday for Leg 4 from Waterford to Fenit..
1st - Cinzano Bianco - 13h48
Time taken: 4 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds.
Average speed 44.32 Knots
2nd - Sea Wolf - Team Pulsar - 14h53
Time taken: 5 hours, 49 minutes, 49 seconds.
Average speed 36.02 Knots
3rd - Wolf - Team Pulsar - 14h54
Time taken: 5 hours, 50 minutes, 17 seconds.
Average speed: 34.97 Knots
4th - Zoolander Blue Steel Racing - 16h15
Time Taken: 7 hours, 11 minutes, 28 seconds.
Average speed 29.20 Knots
The boats will arrive in Fenit as part of the Fenit Seabreeze festival and race to Galway on the final leg on