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New Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Course Record Set by Windfall

13th June 2019
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Mick Cotter on the wheel for Windfall's record breaking D2D finish in Dingle. It takes an impressive number of people to race a 94-footer, and there was jubilation across the board when Windfall crossed the line to pip the Dingle Race course record this evening Mick Cotter on the wheel for Windfall's record breaking D2D finish in Dingle. It takes an impressive number of people to race a 94-footer, and there was jubilation across the board when Windfall crossed the line to pip the Dingle Race course record this evening Photo: Dominick Walsh

Day #2 - 7 pm While the current boat is bigger, everyone on the 94ft Windfall knew that the conditions were exceptionally favourable when Mick Cotter’s 78ft Whisper established the 1 day and 48 minutes course record for the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race in 2009.

After a frustrating day’s sailing, it was touch and go whether they would manage to get any better in 2019, but this evening Windfall did it. Only just, admittedly – the word is the gap was about 20 seconds. But after a challenging sail in demanding conditions, that 24 seconds was a pearl beyond price, and tonight’s celebrations will be mighty.

Windfall 3New record set - Windfall crew in celebratory mood Photo: Rachel and Richard Langdon/Ocean Images

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race 10Skipper Mick Cotter (beige jacket waving) salutes the finish line team after breaking the course record Photo: Dominick Walsh

Dingle Windfall The natural amphitheatre of the Dingle Harbour entrance provides a suitable setting for the drama of Windfall’s record finish. Photo: Brian Farrell

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race 5sWindfall eases sails for her record finish Photo: Dominick Walsh

Windfall 2Windfall sails into the unmistakable backdrop of County Kerry Photo: Richard and Rachel Langdon/Ocean Images

 Read all the D2D Race News in one handy link here

 

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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