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Mick Liddy- Solo Sailing Speed Record around Ireland…


The WSSR Council announces the ratification of the following new World Record: Record: Around Ireland singlehanded Monohull. Yacht: “” 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 […]

Recent Round Ireland Challenges

On Monday 1st May 2005, David Parker set off at 1310 hours from the Kish Lighthouse in a Northerly direction to break the “Single Handed” record for the fastest time around Ireland, “all alone”. David sailing under the Bray Sailing Club Burgee, hopes to beat the previous record established in October 2001of 7days, 10 hours, […]

CityJet takes 3/4 of a day off the Round Ireland speed record

Friday 6th May 05:

Crossing the finish line at the Kish at 0414 on Fri 6th May 2005, skipper 7Jean Philippe Chomette and his 7 man crew brought the 60-footer in in 57 hours, 41 minutes taking a full 17 hours 46 minutes off the previous monohull record, set in 2002.

Thursday 5th May 05:

CityJet had a […]

“Irish Independent”

At 01.31 hours Sunday morning the 30th November 2002, the National Yacht Club Commodore Chris Moore, and Rear Commodore Ronan Beirne were proud to witness from the bridge of the Dun Laoghaire Life boat, “Irish Independent Challenger” cross the finish line at the Kish Lighthouse after it’s successful breaking of the Cork Dry Gin Monohull […]


Lakota’s crew and the Cork Dry Gin round Ireland recordTrophy they were presented with in the NYC – Nov 1993. L to R Con Murphy, Cathy Mac Aleavey, Steve Fossett, David Scully and Brian Thompson

In Early Sept 1993, the 60ft. trimaran ‘Lakota’ shattered the previous record for the fastest circumnavigation of Ireland by almost […]


Sunday 4th – Wednesday 7th May June 1986

Skipper:-Sir Robin Knox-Johnson

Report by John Leahy in the National YC newsletter ‘Up Helm’, June 1986

The recent successful attempt on the Round Ireland record, previously set by Moonduster in ’84, certainly captured the imagination of many Irish yachtsmen. Robin Knox-Johnston, sailing the 60′ catamaran – British Airways 1, knocked’ […]