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Race for the Record: Heading West

15th October 2009

6pm: Hello Kilmore Quay! Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan are heading west in an ebb tide and a light easterly breeze. These are ideal conditions for the final miles of the 19-hour circumnavigation. Map here. Time keeper Denis Dillon of the ISA is on the finish line at Kinsale. Nine RIBs and 60 spectators are also there urging the Kerry pair home. In the last few minutes  there are reports the RIB has gained several minutes over the ground and the team are doing 46 knots, a speed estimated to see them home 30 minutes inside the record time.

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