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Race to The East Coast for Phaedo 3 Before Wind Dies (VIDEO)

4th August 2016
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The MOD70 Trimaran Phaedo 3 passes the Blasket islands on its Round Ireland record bid this morning. See video below. The MOD70 Trimaran Phaedo 3 passes the Blasket islands on its Round Ireland record bid this morning. See video below. Photo: Rachel Fallon-Langdon

Having left Dublin Bay (Kish lighthouse) at approximately 3pm yesterday (Wednesday), American trimaran Phaedo3 is now two–thirds of the way round their anti–clockwise Round Ireland record bid. TRACKER here.

The crew, led by skipper Lloyd Thornburg, are currently gybing downwind towards the Fastnet rock and the sun is shining on the 70–ft trimaran. The time to beat is Oman Sail's June record of 38 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds.

While progess to date has been good thus far, things look a bit soft for the international crew this evening on the east coast between the Kish light finish and the Tuskar Rock, but they’ve quite a good margin in hand.

It's important now that they get to the East coast before the wind dies. 

 

 

 

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