PARKER is sponsored by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Dublin Port. His route can be followed on the Team Parker Website.
The current record for the 708nm circumnavigation stands at 7 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds. It was set by Peter KEIG (GBR) in October 2001.
PARKER set off at 13:10:23 local time yesterday. He is due to formally check in at ten points around the coast:
At 2219 last night PARKER reported, 'Hey I'm all good! I'm really moving. Just radio'd in at St John's. I'm fine don't worry too much!' At that time he had covered 70 miles in nine hours at an impressive average speed 7.5 knots.