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Irish Powerboat Racing Team Claims New Cork-Fastnet-Cork Record

3rd October 2018
Allblack Racing at sea in January 2017 Allblack Racing at sea in January 2017 Credit: Allblack Racing/Facebook

#Power - Irish powerboat racing team Allblack Racing claimed a new record on the Cork-Fastnet-Cork route this past summer.

The team’s Allblack SL44 powerboat set a time of two hours, six minutes and 47 seconds, with an average speed of 100.99 kmh in moderate to rough Atlantic conditions. The new record was ratified on August 29 by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).

And the Irish Powerboat Club has since commissioned the FPT Allblack Trophy in the event the record is broken in the future.

For now, the trophy will be kept at the world’s oldest yacht club, the Royal Cork.

Allblack Racing’s record-breaking powerboat is powered by two FPT Industrial N67engines, which have a 6.7l displacement, four valves per cylinder and a maximum power of 560hp.

The Arklow-based team, headed by team driver John Ryan, already holds another world record for the Round Ireland route. More recently, they placed third at the Cowes Torquay Cowes 2017 UIM Marathon.

Last year the team set its sights on completing 11 world records in offshore speed and endurance by 2020.

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