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

The 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 […]

New Round Ireland Solo Record by Belgian, Michel Kleinjans

Wednesday 5th October

Start: 1st Oct at 12 57 49.

Finish: 5th Oct at 14 51 18.

A new Round Ireland Solo Record of 4 days, 1 hour, 53 minutes and 29 seconds was set this afternoon by Belgian, Michel Kleinjans in his Open 40 ‘Roaring Forty’. “Subject to official ratification by the ISAF/World Sailing Speed Record Council.”

Congratulations […]

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 […]