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“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’ […]