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New Round Ireland Record Confirmed By World Sailing Speed Record Council

10th May 2015
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OMAN MOD 70
The Oman Mod 70 Trimaran crew wave as the 70–footer clears the Dublin Bay finish line to claim the Round Ireland speed sailing record off Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Michael Chester
New Round Ireland Record Confirmed By World Sailing Speed Record Council

#roundireland - The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new Round Ireland Outright World Record set by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and a crew of 5 on the MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail. They completed the 698nm route on May 4-6 in a time of 40:51:57, posting an average speed of 17.08 knots. The previous record of 44:42:20 set in 1993 was held by Steve Fossett on Lakota

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