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

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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