Two days taken off existing round Ireland record

Irish sailor Michael J Liddy has set a new single-handed, monohull round Ireland record in a Beneteau 40.7 , called

His claim of 5 days 12 hours 11 minutes and 46 seconds is being checked by the World Sailing Speed Records Council.

If ratified it will break the current record of 7days 10hours 24minutes 27seconds in this category held by Peter Keig.