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Lloyd Thornburg & Crew of Phaedo3 Presented With Round Ireland Perpetual Trophy

13th August 2016
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Lloyd Thornburg (with trrophy) and the crew of Phaedo3 lift the Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last night. Extreme left of picture is WSSR's Chris Moore and right is NYC Commodore Larry Power who officiated at the record bid Lloyd Thornburg (with trrophy) and the crew of Phaedo3 lift the Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last night. Extreme left of picture is WSSR's Chris Moore and right is NYC Commodore Larry Power who officiated at the record bid Photo: Photo Rachel Fallon-langdon

Last night, National Yacht Club Commodore Larry Power presented American yachtsman Llyod Thornburg and the crew of Phaedo 3, with the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Record Perpetual trophy for August's record breaking run. A dinner to celebrate the new Round Ireland Speed Record followed at the Dun Laoghaire clubhouse. Irish World Speed Sailing Commissioner Chris Moore attended.

Thornburg set the new record in his 70–foot trimaran Phaedo 3 just a month after a new record was made by rival MOD 70 Oman Sail. Phaedo 3 crossed the Kish lighthouse start/finish line at  Dún Laoghaire, at 04.01.04am on Friday, 5th August 2016, beating the previous world record by approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes.

The 36 hours and 52 minutes time was later ratified by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.

All crew members who were onboard for the world record run attended last night's dinner, including County Kerry's Damian Foxall.

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