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Round Ireland Solo record attempts – Clarification of the Club’s position

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailThe National Yacht Club, in association with Cork Dry Gin and the WSSRC (World Speed Sailing Record Council), has been the ‘Keeper ‘ of Round Ireland sailing records since 1993 when the 60 ft Trimaran ‘Lakota’ sailing under the burgee of the Club, set a Round Ireland record of 44hrs 42mins which still stands. The Club values very highly its position as the keeper of record and is very proud to have monitored and recorded several record attempts. In recent years, a number of solo attempts have been made and due to the risks inherent in long distance solo record attempts, the Department of the Marine by way of Marine Notice 24 of 2005, have advised against this type of record sailing. Therefore, the National Yacht club is unable at present to record or be involved in further Solo Round Ireland record attempts but will continue to encourage, monitor and record appropriate Non Solo Round Ireland record attempts. The Club is liaising with the Department of Marine to clarify if a framework can be found under which appropriate future solo record attempts can be monitored. Con Murphy Commodore National Yacht Club