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13 September 2005, 04:11 pm
LIDDY Completes Round Ireland Voyage
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WSSRC Record Attempt
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

At 0253 hours local time on Monday morning Michael LIDDY (IRL) on crossed the finish line at Dun Laoghaire after leaving there 5 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes and 46 seconds earlier to break the single-handed Round Ireland record by almost two days, subject to ratification from the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).
The current single-handed record for the 708 nm Round Ireland stands at 7 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds set by Peter KEIG (GBR) on Zeal in October 2001 at an average speed of 3.96 knots.
ISAF (source: John Reed). Image,© Dave Branigan Oceansport/Irish Air Corps
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