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Round Ireland Speed Record
Successful Round Ireland non-stop voyager, Moonshine of Kinsale is a modified Hurley 22, built 1969
Skippered by Eoin Keyes with Leonie Conway as crew, the Hurley 22 Moonshine returned to Kinsale yesterday (Thursday) evening to complete a non-stop sail round Ireland. The voyage was undertake to raise awareness of the recent formation of the Irish…
Steady windward progress? Perhaps. But when your boat is only 17ft on the waterline like the Hurley 22 Moonshine as seen here, even when you’re making best speed upwind the VMG is still very modest
With the light winds all over the place and sometimes nowhere at all, round Ireland voyagers Eoin Keyes and Leonie Conway with the little Hurley 22 Moonshine have been having an ultra-frustrating time in getting past the Saltee Islands off…
A little boat with some extra bells and whistles – Eoin Keyes' 1969-vintage Moonshine showing what they can what they do to jazz up a Hurley 22 in Kinsale
While Tom Dolan was bringing joy to Irish sailors by leading the Figaro fleet round the Fastnet Rock, at the other end of the south coast of Ireland it was being proved yet again that getting past the Fastnet is…
A vintage Hurley 22 bustling along. One of this marque – Moonshine from Kinsale – is on track to become the smallest boat to sail non-stop round Ireland
The Hurley 22 – series-produced in considerable numbers between 1966 and 1975 to an Ian Anderson design by Plymouth boatbuilder George Hurley, who was of distantly Irish descent – is still rightly seen as an able little boat, with pleasant…
Pamela Lee – one of three qualifiers for the multi-hull course from 34 international applications
Round Ireland Two-Handed record-holder Pamela Lee of Greystones is one of three female sailors who qualified - out of 34 applicants from nine different countries - for a place on this week's Leyton X The Magenta Project Multihull Training Session…
Action stations – round Ireland two-handed champions Cat Hunt and Pam Lee focusing on speed aboard their record-making, record-breaking Figaro 3 Iarracht Maigeanta
The all-categories Round Ireland two-handed sailing record-holders, Greystones' Pamela Lee and shipmate Catherine Hunt, have been nominated as contenders for the Team of the Year Prize 2020 by HerSport.ie, thereby renewing sailing's position at centre stage in national womens' sport.…
Catherine Hunt and Pamela Lee of Greystones aboard Iarracht Maigeanta. Their new double-handed Round Ireland Time has added significance when set in the full historic framework
The Round Ireland Sailing Record is a bit like Ireland herself. It's complicated by Partition. It's a case of there being not one but two sets of records, two elephants in two rooms. But for interested parties, the relevant elephant…
Catherine Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee are World Record holders for speed sailing round Ireland
The World Speed Sailing Record Council Council (WSSR) has announced the establishment of a new World Sailing Record established by Pamela Lee and Catherine Hunt for the 'Around Ireland doublehanded Outright World Record'.  Ireland's World Speed Sailing Commissioner Chris Moore made the…
Record smiles: Cat Hunt (left) and Pam Lee dockside in Greystones early this morning after setting a new Round Ireland record. See vid below
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Speed Record: The Iarracht Maigeanta Two-Handed Round Ireland Record Challenge by Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt of Greystones Harbour Sailing Club just got better and better through yesterday evening and last night as they swept – with…
The position at 2100. See live tracker below
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Four 2100hrs: The situation became transformed. It was like the clicking of a switch. Or so it seemed to those on the edge of their seats ashore, as they watched on screen as the Figaro…
As merry as grigs – Cat Hunt and Pam Lee in cheerful mood early this morning as their Figaro 3 Iarracht Maigeanta rides on the flood tide with a good breeze past Rathlin Island, with Islay distant on the horizon
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Four 1500hrs:  The North Channel is one very unforgiving bit of water to go sailing on. It only gives you the gift of a fair tide for just long enough to begin to think that…
When the going was good - Iarracht Maigeanta seen crossing Donegal Bay in steady style yesterday morning
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Four 0900hrs: When Pam Lee and Cat Hunt entered Day 3 of their Magenta Project Round Ireland Challenge at 0745 hrs this morning (Friday), they were nearer the Scottish coast than they were to…
Magenta Project with Pamela Lee on the helm enjoying, the kind of sailing that has brought the Team of Two to North Donegal from Dublin Bay in record time
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Three 2000hrs: When the going is good, the good get going - and they get going fast. This has been the mantra of Pam Lee and Cat Hunt, who brought their Beneteau Figaro 3 in…
The Podesta family's First 45 Elusive 2 on her way to winning yesterday's 30-mile Malta Coastal Race in the buildup to Saturday's Rolex Middle Sea Race
The buildup to the 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race from Malta on Saturday (October 17th) continues in Valetta in muted style in line with pandemic restrictions, and while yesterday's traditional preview event, the Yachting Malta Coastal…
Cat Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee in Greystones Marina before their unique challenge began
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Three 0900hrs: At 0745 hours this morning, Pamela Lee and Catherine Hunt in the Beneteau Figaro 3 Iarracht Maigeanta had put County Mayo's northwest headlands of Eagle Island and Erris Head well astern, and were…
Speeding into the long October night – Cat Hunt and Pam Lee getting the performance from their Figaro 3 Iarracht Maigeanta. They could be nearing the coast of Connacht by midnight
Female Two-handed Round Ireland Record Day Two 1800hrs: As Pam Lee and Cat Hunt continue to make good progress on Ireland's west coast northwards towards Connacht with light to moderate winds in the easterly sector, the developing weather for their Round…

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