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Cinzano Blasts Away From Fastnet Rock

11th June 2010
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Cinzano Blasts Away From Fastnet Rock

Cinzano leads the Around Ireland Powerboat Race again, blasting away in a northwesterly direction from the Fastnet Rock at close to 55 knots.

Close on her heels was the Newstalk/Galway Girl boat, navigated by event organiser Enda O'Coineen, but in the space of beginning and ending this post, she has altered course and pulled into Baltimore, meaning the Newstalk-sponsored boat will have made a stop on every leg of the race so far.

The boats are heading for Fenit in Tralee Bay to enjoy the festivities of the Seabreeze festival before the final leg to Galway tomorrow for the finish.

Conditions up along the west coast are a westerly swell that will make for uncomfortable motoring, with a headwind of close to 20 knots from 350 degrees at the south-west corner of the country at present.

 

Live race tracker is HERE.

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