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Strong Winds Cancel Spindrift's Round Ireland Record Bid

20th July 2017
Spindrift encountered strong winds off Lands End and abandoned her Round Ireland Speed Record Bid Spindrift encountered strong winds off Lands End and abandoned her Round Ireland Speed Record Bid Photo: YBTracker

The giant trimaran Spindrift 2 that was en route to Dun Laoghaire to start a Round Ireland Record attempt has had to scrub the bid due to strong winds off Lands End.

Afloat.ie reported earlier the trimaran was due to start her challenge from Dublin Bay early tomorrow.

Ireland's World Sailing speed commissioner Chris Moore, who is also Dublin Bay Sailing Commodore, confirmed the withdrawal of the French weekend challenge late tonight. 'Unfortunately the record attempt has been called off due to bad weather off Lands End, he told Afloat.ie

It is expected the 40–metre craft will head for the Solent where she will prepare for the Fastnet Race next month.

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