The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new World Record:
Record: Around Ireland doublehanded Outright World Record. .
Yacht: “R L Sailing” Beneteau Figaro 3.
Name: Pamela Lee and Catherine Hunt. IRL.
Dates:.13th to the 17th October 2020.
Start time: 06; 47; 15 GMT on the 13/10/20
Finish time: 02;28;54 GMT on the 17/10/20
Elapsed time: 3 days 19 hours 41 minutes and 39 seconds
Course length: 698 NM
Average speed: 7.61 kts
Comments: Benchmark time was set in the 2004 Around Ireland Race by Yannick Lemonnier and Aodhan Fitzherald, IRL in 4 days 6 hours.
This attempt by Lee and Hunt also established the initial Around Ireland records for Women and the 40 ft category
Secretary to the WSSR Council