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Mick Liddy- Solo Sailing Speed Record around Ireland…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail16/09/05 The WSSR Council announces the ratification of the following new World Record: Record: Around Ireland singlehanded Monohull. Yacht: “www.afaom.com” Name: Captain Michael Liddy IRL Dates: 6th to the 12th September 2005 Start time: 14: 42: 06. on the 6th September Finish time: 02: 53: 52. on the 12th September Elapsed time: 5 days 12 hours 11 minutes 46 seconds Average speed: 5.35 kts (course length is 708nm) John Reed Secretary to the WSSR Council 13/09/05 NYC Member Mick Liddy shaves off nearly two days from the record, setting a new challenge to beat 5 days 12 hours 11 minutes and 46 seconds! Mick finished in almost non existent wind off the West Pier Dun Laoghaire at 02:53 hrs. Monday Morning the 12th Sept. A large crowd of supporters had gathered in the surrealistic Dublin night glow, including Stuart Fogarty of A.F O’ Meara Advertising, the sponsors of Mick’s attempt. For the full story, click on www.afloat.com From all of us here at the National, very well done, a fabulous achievement! 09/09/05 NYC member Captain Michael Liddy, alias Mick Liddy as he is better known, set off from the West Pier at 14.:42:06 hrs for his attempt to break the world record for Round Ireland Solo Speed Sailing in his Beneteau 40.7 http://WWW.Afaom.Com Mick must be back in Dun Laoghaire before Wednesday 14th at 01-06hrs. to better the current Solo record of 7 day 10 hours and 24 minutes. Mick navigated for the Sunday Independent 80m boat that broke the record for a crewed monohull entry back in November 2002. * Michael Klenjans from Holland has his Open 40 “Roaring Forty” already in place in the Marina and hopes to set off on his attempt mid month. 11/08/05 Mick Liddy will soon be attempting to break the existing WSSR Sailing Speed Record set up by Peter Keig in 2001 from the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Previous recent attempts by both David Parker of Bray Sailing Club, and Larry Hynes of Galway Bay Sailing Club unfortunately didn’t work out and Mick hopes it will be “Third Time Lucky!”