Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas

5th June 2017
2134 Views
All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas

Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk to boat and crew'.

Ryan then tested with Safehaven Marine's Thunder Child on Saturday afternoon in Cork Harbour.

powerboat allblack CorkThe cockpit of the Allblack boat Photo and (series below) on a training run off Roches Point: Bob Bateman

The Arklow based boat, which set a 12–hour Round Ireland Record last year, is going to attempt the Fastnet record again after the coming two weeks of poor weather forecasted has moved on.

all black cork powerboat. roches point

all black cork powerboat. roches point

all black cork harbour powerboat

Published in Powerboat Racing
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton
bjmarine sidebutton
xyachts sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating