Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

New Attempt At Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record

3rd May 2015
New Attempt At Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record

#roundireland – Sidney Gavinet's Mod 70 Trimaran Oman Sail has set sail from France bound for Dun Laoghaire on his fourth attempt at smashing the Round Ireland speed sailing record.

The 70–foot tri is expected to be alongside the National Yacht Club on Monday, World Speed Sailing Irish Commissioner, Chris Moore has told

In September 2013, Sidney Gavignet and Damian Foxall's Oman Sail cancelled their attempt when the weather forecast changed. It was the third time in 2013 that Kerry's Foxall and the team of Omansail ditched plans for an attempt on the speed sailing record. For a time it looked like an anti–clockwise bid might produce the required conditions to break the 44-hour time, coincidentally marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 record set by Steve Fossett, Con Murphy and Cathy MacAleavey.

For this week's attempt, Foxall is not onboard the giant Tri. Instead Alex Pella from Spain and Jean Baptiste Levaillant, join three Omani sailors and skipper Gavinet.

Published in News Update Team

About The Author Team

Email The Author 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 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. 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

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2021

vdlr21 sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating