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New Start Line for Female Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record Bid

8th October 2020
Cat Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee will start record bid at the Kish lighthouse Cat Hunt (left) and Pamela Lee will start record bid at the Kish lighthouse

Offshore duo Pamela Lee and Cat Hunt who have announced an October bid to set a new Female Round Ireland sailing speed record now say the record run will start from the Kish Light and not as originally indicated off Wicklow.

Co-skipper Lee, says "we will actually be sailing the course set by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, which starts from a line off Kish lighthouse and can go either clockwise or anticlockwise – so not the Round Ireland Race route as originally specified", Lee told Afloat.

The record bid will be based out of Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow, Lee's home port.

Record bidders: Cat Hunt and Pamela Lee on board the Figaro 3 at Greystones Harbour Marina this morning Photo: James Kirwan/BJ MarineRecord bidders: Cat Hunt and Pamela Lee on board the Figaro 3 at Greystones Harbour Marina this morning Photo: James Kirwan/BJ Marine

The countdown is now on and the pair could be making the record anytime after October 12. 

As well as setting an inaugural female record the pair also want to have a stab at the Double Handed Round Ireland record along with breaking the outright monohull record and the under 40ft record, quite a record haul if achieved!

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