All round yachtsman, Moloney, who boasts a rich and successful sailing career, including two America's Cup campaigns and 12 individual World Sailing Speed Records also holds the Guinness World Record for the first and only person to windsurf non-stop across the Bass Strait. In 1998 he sailed un-assisted from mainland Australia to the Island State Tasmania in a time of 22 hours 11 minutes.
Speaking after yesterday's challenge, Moloney commented, "That was awesome - we were flying, but they were too and beat us 2-1. Considering we were doing in excess of 20 knots of boat speed, I was surprised how evenly we were matched at such high speed."
Also enjoying the Extreme Cowes Week action, was Formula 1's Eddie Jordan. Speaking from the event he said, 'The analogy or similarity with F1 is very obvious to see. The boats travel at huge speeds, very close to one another, no escape lanes anywhere on this course, it is absolutely fantastic, wheel to wheel or actually sail to sail. It's exciting trying to catch up on inside and outside just like F1! It's the most exciting thing I have seen in a long time.'
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