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Limerick’s Circumnavigator Peter Lawless in Port in Tenerife with Further Steering Problems

21st September 2021
Peter Lawless’s Rival 41 Waxwing in Tenerife today (Tuesday)
Peter Lawless’s Rival 41 Waxwing in Tenerife today (Tuesday)

Limerick solo sailor Peter Lawless has had further setbacks to his hopes of being the first Irishman to sail round the world non-stop and alone, as he has experienced renewed difficulties with his steering gear and rudder, which necessitated putting into port in Tenerife in the Canaries today with his Rival 41 Waxwing.

However, although he is frustrated in the hope of doing the non-stop from an Irish port, if he can get the necessary repairs made good, it is still possible for him to achieve an Irish “first” with start and finish in Tenerife, and he is determined to continue south when the work has been completed to full seaworthiness requirements.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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