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Safehaven Marine's High Speed Trial From Cork to Galway in 'Thunder Child'

29th May 2017
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday Credit: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child and her crew of six departed Galway Docks after a trial run up the West Coast of Ireland.

After months of testing, this 350 kilometer run from Cork to Galway along the Atlantic coast is Thunder Childs last long-range test before her record attempt later this summer – the Long Way Round Circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall.

The crew, under skipper Frank Kowalski, averaged 42–kts. The crew stopped off at the Skelligs off County Kerry for an hour to get some photos (see above).

The new world record bid laster this Summer is being made in the XSV 17, Safehaven's new 60–kt high speed Interceptor. The ‘Long Way Round’ circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall, will be a near 2,000km voyage including a 1,000km run out into the North Atlantic.

Thunder Child left Galway this morning to return to Cork and she has already been spotted by an Afloat.ie reader off the Cliffs of Moher! 

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