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Irish team win endurance sailing/cycling/running race (not inland)

Posted by Michael Slevin 
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Irish team win endurance sailing/cycling/running race (not inland)
29 June, 2011 02:26
OK, its not inland, but something worth celebrating ... the only Irish team competing have won the Three Peaks Yacht Race www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk


from here:
The Danu Technologies team have won the 34th PowerBar 3 Peaks Yacht Race. This is a race that comprises a combination of saililing, cycling and running - their aim is to sail from Barmouth, on the Welsh coast, to Fort William in Scotland, via Caernarfon and Whitehaven, climbing the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland on the way. The entire race involves a total of 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing, 26 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running, with approximately 14,000 feet of ascent.

The Irish team comprising sailors Glen Ward, John Prudhoe and Andrew Miles, and runners Deon McNeilly and Gary Bailey, sailed to victory on a Ker35 built in 2001 for the Grand Prix IRM rule, and its combination of speed and lightweight in the hands of this team, was good enough to beat several boats and skippers who have won in the past.

Their total race time was 77 hours 37 minutes, with a sailing aggregate of 60 hours 41 minutes and a running aggregate of 16 hours 56 minutes.
A stunning achievement.

See Mick (Farrell), you have it easy on the Royal!

As an aside, I love the "yellowbrick" tracking app they use see here - we could use it for tracking the Green & Silver folk!

/M

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