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Round Ireland Speed Record
The Open 50 'Pegasus of Northumberland' berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina for the Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record Bid
RORC skipper Ross Hobson, aiming to beat the doublehanded Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record, has postponed his record bid. The Open 50 'Pegasus of Northumberland' remains in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and Hobson and Adrian Banks are 'awaiting direction from weather routers'…
Pegasus of Northumberland, GBR 715, an Open 50 sailed by Ross Hobson and Adrian Banks, will attempt the doublehanded Round Ireland speed sailing record from Dublin Bay
An attempt on the doublehanded Round Ireland speed sailing record is imminent.  UK sailors Ross Hobson and Adrian Banks from Northumberland are on their way to Dun Laoghaire Harbour and will be on standby for the record bid as soon as…
Hannes Louet-Feisser completed the first Round Ireland Windfoiler Circuit, supported by a shore team but usually completely in his own afloat
There have been some remarkable round Ireland circuits in extra-small and often unusual craft over the years, but a new standard has been set in 2022 by Hannes Louet-Feisser of Carlingford Lough, who completed the challenge – usually unaccompanied afloat…
A windfoiler arrives alone into the ultra-remote inlet of Portacloy in northwest Mayo. That would quite unusual in itself. But by the time this photo was taken, Hannes Louet-Feisser of Carlingford was already two-thirds of the way around Ireland on his extraordinary solo circumnavigation project
Most of us thought that all Round Ireland Sailing Records at the lower end of the size scale had been long since put to bed. After all, it was way back in 1961 that Kevin & Colm MacLaverty with Mick…
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, 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…

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