A new record time of 19 hours has been set for the circumnavigation of Ireland by motorboat at the weekend. The fine weather gave the perfect weather window for a three man crew from Cork to set out from Mizen head and complete the journey in 19 hours, nine minutes and 50 seconds. The crew was Justin McInerney, Derek Stanley and Gregory Marsden who made the Journey in an 10 metre RIB. The time keeper for the record bid was Denis Dillon of the Irish Sailing Association who tracked the circumnavigation using Suckerfish tracker technology. The crew had one fuel stop in Red Bay in Cushendall in County Antrim.
RIB Sets 19-hour Round Ireland Record
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