Video of Irish Speedsailing Champion Oisín van Gelderen breaking all Irish records while sailing in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Feb 2011.
Irish GPS Speed Record for 10 sec run: 45.02 knots
500m: 43.96 knots
5 x 10 second average: 44.26knots
Peak Speed: 46.34knots
These are the fastest speeds every achieved by any Irish sailor on Irish waters, though Oisín's highest ever peak speed is 47.17knots on a speed course in the UK.
The Diary congratulates Oisin on his achievements and a great video too. Dungarvan is becoming world known for the speed strip and hopefully with record breaking speeds like this the sport will only continue to grow locally. Another sport I have never tried but did witness an event a couple of years ago when after we had great winds for weeks, the weather decided to change dramatically and not even a breeze was available to competitors.
Hopefully we can post up more details of any upcoming events this year and make more people aware of another positive for Dungarvan.
Want to know more? Read Oisin's Blog Here