Saturday, 23 March 2013

MOD70 news, Oman Sail team abandon Round Ireland record attempt due to poor weather

From the following afloat.ie article

http://afloat.ie/sail/offshore/item/21235-round-ireland-speed-sailing-record-attempt-abandoned

This morning's Round Ireland record bid has been abandoned and Damian Foxall and the crew of the MOD70 who sheltered off the Welsh coast in freezing conditions last night are returning to Lorient, France directly this morning. The disappointing news came from Skipper Sidney Gavignet in an email to World Speed sailing commissioner Chris Moore who was standing by to officiallly start the record challenge at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this morning.

Dear Chris,
                  We will not attempt the record this time, we are aiming back to Lorient. Conditions are "almost" ok, but we prefer to play the safe decision. Hopefully we will come back later in the year, in better conditions.
All our team thanks you a lot for all your efforts, we regret we won't see you but it will happen later.

Best regards
Sidney Gavignet

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