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15 September 2005, 01:13 pm
Round Ireland Record Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has ratified Michael LIDDY's (IRL) single-handed Round Ireland record.
In newsletter 101 the Secretary to the WSSRC, John REED announced the ratification of the following record:

Record: Around Ireland Single-Handed Monohull
Skipper: Captain Michael LIDDY (IRL)
Dates: 6-12 September 2005
Start time: 14:42:06 hours local time on 6 September
Finish time: 02:53:52 hours local time on 12 September
Elapsed time: 5 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes and 46 seconds
Average speed: 5.35 knots (course length is 708nm)

ISAF (source: John Reed). Image,© Dave Branigan Oceansport/Irish Air Corps
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