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An hour after sunset Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan reclaimed their Round Ireland Powerboat Record powering over the Kinsale finish line to become the first team to set a sub 19–hour time for the circumavigation of Ireland. They finished in…
6pm: Hello Kilmore Quay! Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan are heading west in an ebb tide and a light easterly breeze. These are ideal conditions for the final miles of the 19-hour circumnavigation. Map here. Time keeper Denis Dillon of…
5.30pm Click here to see the tracker map. The tme keeper estimates a Kinsale finish at 19.50, some twenty minutes inside the record time.
5.30pm Race fans are on stand by in Youghal, Co. Cork to greet the 50-knot RIB as it passes. A flotilla of eight boats has departed Youghal quay to give support as they enter the final stretch of the 19…
5.10pm With exactly three hours to go to equal the record the RIB is off Gorey, Co. Wexford. Time keeper Denis Dillon of the Irish Sailing Association says 'only minutes either way' will decide whether Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan…
4.15pm - This morning's Round Ireland Powerboat Record attempt from Kinsale is now off Greystones, Co. Wicklow, well offshore and on target to break the 19-hour record, but only just.
2.30pm: Over lunch time today the two crew were closing in on their second refuelling stop at Portavogie on the Ards Peninsula. Trying to maintain a speed of 50mph is no mean feat in a 7.5 metre RIB. In order…
A Round Ireland powerboat record set only a month ago is under threat today from two Kerrymen who aim to reclaim the title in the same boat in which they set the inaugural time two years ago. Justin McInerney and…

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