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Team Hibernia Off Donegal And On Course for Round Ireland Powerboat Record

29th May 2016
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Hibernia's position at 10.50am and skipper John Ryan who is nursing a cracked rib. To beat the record the ALL Black boat must beat 18 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds Hibernia's position at 10.50am and skipper John Ryan who is nursing a cracked rib. To beat the record the ALL Black boat must beat 18 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds

The latest update from Team Hibernia locates the Round Ireland powerboat on course for the sub 19–hour official record. The four man crew, who departed Kinsale this morning, skippered by John Ryan, are off Arranmore Island in County Donegal and preparing for the run across Ireland's north coast. Ryan is aiming to maintain an average speed of 65 mph for the circumnavigation. They are using a spot tracker that reporte their position every few hours. They last reported in at 10.50am off Donegal. 

The Wayne Kruse designed mono hull is powered by twin FPT N67 engines.

The scheduled deaprture time from Kinsale was 5am and the time to beat is 18 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds. 

 

Published in Round Ireland Power

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