Records fall in Round Ireland Race

Published on June 20th, 2016

(June 20, 2016) – The MOD 70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail completed the full 704-mile Round Ireland Yacht Race in just 38 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds, smashing their own 2015 record by an incredible 2 hours, 14 minutes and 50 seconds.

Also today, George David’s all-carbon Rambler 88 smashed the monohull race record which has been held by Mike Slade in Leopard since 2008. Mike Slade managed it in just under 2 days and 17 hours: George David took just 2 days 2 hours 24 minutes and 9 seconds.

Difficult seas meant 12 of the 63 yachts that set off on June 18 have since retired from the race. The remaining 48 are still making their way around the Irish coast.

Race website:

Wicklow, Ireland - Monday 20th June 2016: American George David's Rambler 88 celebrates with his crew after finishing the 704-mile Volvo Round Ireland Race to set a new course record for a single-hulled yacht and win of the Denis Doyle Trophy. The remaining boats in the 63-strong fleet are still at sea and the overall race winner will be decided on Handicap Corrected time. Also on board, Race Director from Wicklow Sailing Club Theo Phelan and 2014 winner David Ryan. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Winning Rambler team.

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