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10 October 2005, 10:46 am
Round Ireland Record Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has ratified Michel KLEINJANS (BEL) single-handed Round Ireland record.
In newsletter 102 the Secretary to the WSSRC, John REED announced the ratification of the following record:

Record: Around Ireland Single-Handed Monohull
Yacht: Roaring Forty, Open 40
Skipper: Michel KLEINJANS (BEL)
Dates: 1-5 October 2005
Start time: 12:57:49 hours UTC on 1 October
Finish time: 14:51:18 hours UTC on 5 October
Elapsed time: 4 days, 1 hour, 53 minutes and 29 seconds
Average speed: 7.2 knots (course length is 708nm)

Previously, the record was held by Irishman Michael LIDDY in a time of 5 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes.

ISAF (source: John Reed). Image, Michel KLEINJANS:© Yasmine De Bruycker
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