Around alone

Belgian yachtsman Michel Kleinjans has set a new single handed record time around Ireland of 4days, 1h and 52m on board his 1997 Open 40 Roaring Forty, bettering the previous record by 1day, 10h and 8m.

When asked for his future plans, the skipper confirmed that the Round
Britain and Ireland Race as well as the French Route du Rhum are high on his 2006 agenda.

The previous single handed Round Ireland record, 5 days, 12 hours and 11minutes, was held by Irishman Michael Liddy sailing his production
Beneteau 40.7 AFAOM.COM.