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Old 12-06-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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UIM Around Ireland Powerboat Record.

The present UIM Around Ireland Powerboat Record will be challenged this weekend (weather permitting) by IMPERATOR RIB SCOTTISH RACING TEAM, Carrying a SPOT tracker, progress can be viewed on their website.
http://www.imperator-rib.com/


The current record is held by Phillip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan who set the record in October 2009 in a 7.5m Tornado RIB fitted with a Suzuki 250. Their record is 18 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds.

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Old 13-06-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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God speed, guys! Looks fantastic. What is the distance in total?
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Old 13-06-2014, 11:48 PM   #3
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God speed, guys! Looks fantastic. What is the distance in total?
"Leave Ireland and all its islands excluding Rockall to starboard.
The distance is approximately 704 nautical milesĒ
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Old 13-06-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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"Leave Ireland and all its islands excluding Rockall to starboard.
The distance is approximately 704 nautical milesĒ
Team IMPERATOR all smiles in Bangor this evening, Ready for the off at 04.00 hrs (4 AM)
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Old 14-06-2014, 04:29 AM   #5
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Imperator Rib Racing Team Scotland made an impressive start to their record attempt.
Official start time 03.47.35 when passing transit.
Speed at present 48 KTS
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Old 14-06-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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Imperator Rib Racing Team Scotland
Bit of a major setback whilst rounding Northern Ireland, Secondary fuel tank developed a leak so the Team aborted the attempt for safety reasons. Team headed back to home port of Largs. Gutted!
All crew safe and well but happy in the knowledge on well the craft performed before the mishap, at the speed they were doing it could have being possible to break 15 Hrs.
Rest assured though they be back on another weekend once the diesel is removed & they get a tank that's up for the challenge.
The team want to thank everyone for the support given so far.
Itís now back to the Drawing Board for Gordon, Mike, Dino & Rachael.
But on the Emerald isle, this record attempt has generated a lot of interest and itís amazing how many were watching the tracker. I am already receiving calls praising how well Gordon and his crew were going and wondering/working out just how much they were going to smash the record by. Lots of pens and calculators out last night, I am sure last night generated enough of interest that the thinking caps are out.
Whilst the Record stays safe for now, itís only a matter of time until itís broken.
Whoís next up for the challenge?
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Old 14-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #7
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All crew safe and well but happy in the knowledge on well the craft performed before the mishap, at the speed they were doing it could have being possible to break 15 Hrs.
Do you think that they could have maintained the 48kts for the entire course? That suggests they were not planning to refuel so I guess that means they were carrying around 1500 litres of diesel? - messy below decks now eh!
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What are the rules for something like this, engine size, boat size etc?
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Old 15-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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What are the rules for something like this, engine size, boat size etc?
ELIGIBILITY
Any Offshore record can be held in any of the following categories:
a) Any motorised vessel up to 30 ft (9.14 metres) length overall, with any number of crew
b) Any motorised vessel 30 ft (9.14 metres) up to 50 ft (15.24 metres) length overall, with any number of crew
c) Any motorised vessel over 50ft (15.24 metres) up to 164 ft (50 metres) length overall, with any number of crew.
d) In accordance with UIM rule 616.10 (Pleasure Navigation book 2005) the record can fall into one or more of the three preceding categories.
e) Note: the fastest speed of any size motorised craft will also qualify for the Outright National Record.
It is not permitted to undertake any records single handed that require duration at sea of more than six hours.
CURRENT RECOGNISED RECORD COURSES:
a) Round Britain
b) Round Britain and Ireland
c) Round Ireland
d) London-Monte Carlo or Monte Carlo-London
e) London to Gibraltar
f) Gibraltar to Monte Carlo
g) Poole-Cherbourg
h) Round the Isle of Wight
i) Southern Islands Ė round Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scillies returning to the Isle of Wight (UIM application pending April 2006)
j) Round the World
k) Round the World Port to Port
l) Round Anglesey
m) Whitehaven, Round the Isle of Man, Whitehaven (new course to be ratified by UIM)
n) London to St Petersburg & Ports (new course to be ratified by UIM)

Full Details available from RYA at http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollection...ok%20(RED).pdf
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Old 21-06-2014, 08:47 PM   #10
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New Contender for the title.

Team Dreamer has come out of its slumber and will have a crack at the record tonight at 04.00 hrs.
Excalibur Rib with twin Suzuki 300.
Best of luck to the crew.
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Old 23-06-2014, 12:44 AM   #11
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Team Dreamer aborted - seems they encountered the wrong sort of (tall) water.
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Old 23-06-2014, 07:40 PM   #12
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Team Dreamer's skipper Philip Fitzgibbon would like to thank everybody for the support show for the record attempt and especially Waterworld Dive Centre on the Marahees for the lovely Breakfast that they provided to the crew when they came ashore.
Although the record wasn't achieved on this occasion, he wants all to know that Sunday morning test ( ha ha) from Kinsale to Marahees went very well and the Team are looking forward to their next outing.

So two attempts in as many weeks from two experienced crews, even though there is no success yet it is only a matter of time until the record is broken. Well done to both Team imperator and Team Dreamer and we look forward to the next chapter in this saga.
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Old 25-07-2014, 01:56 AM   #13
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2nd attempt for Team Imperator, Following on from their earlier attempt this Scottish Team are ready and eager to break the UIM Round Ireland Powerboat Record. Their Boat is due to leave Portrush on the Northern Ireland coast at 05.00 hrs. (Friday 25/07/2014)
I will keep you updated but why not get involved and follow their progress at http://www.imperator-rib.com/tracker/
Lots of other information on their website and facebook page, leave them a message and show your support
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Old 25-07-2014, 05:38 AM   #14
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Team Imperator all smiles minutes before their second attempt at breaking the UIM Round Ireland Powerboat Record. Official Start Time 05.00.33 Hrs (local)
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Old 25-07-2014, 07:09 AM   #15
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First 2 Hours behind them, All well and making good progress.
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Old 25-07-2014, 08:27 AM   #16
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I hope they can keep going without problems this time.
Good luck to them.
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Old 25-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #17
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Sadly I have to announce that the attempt has been aborted due to Engine Manifold Failure. But the Team will be back again soon!
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what a shame, this record is taking its toll.
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Old 25-07-2014, 12:27 PM   #19
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The same fate that Grey Ghost encontered in Roses en route to Monte Carlo.
Must be a weak link.
Hopefully it wont cost as much as theirs did with the special deliveries to Spain over night !!
3RD TIME LUCKY HOPEFULLY

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We put into Portrush (the Start) later that day for lunch - lots of buzz about the RIB even then. Sorry to hear they had to pull out again.
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