- 14 December 2009 | Windsurfing
Ireland's number one speedsailor John Kenny has just smashed the Irish speed sailing record hitting speed's of over 45 knots or 84 kmh on his Starboard iSonic speed special W49 and Severne Code Red 5.9.
Kenny or JK as he's known to his friends was not happy with winning his second National Speedsailing Championships but then in the big winds that hit last weekend a handful of windsurfers went out sailing at Burrow beach near Howth, where JK not only broke his old record once but ten times finally finishing with a speed of 42.52 knots over 500 meters which puts him up in the top 20 of the 500 meters for this year on the GPS-Speedsurfing.com site.
So as this year comes to an end JK is already making plans for next year and the search for new speed sailing spots in Ireland to allow him to push his kit to its limits and push for his 3rd Irish National Speed Sailing Championship title.
John Kenny (IR 1916):
Irish Record Holder 40.44 Knots (WSSRC Approved)
Irish National Speedsailing Champion 2008 - 2009
Irish 500M GPS speedsurfing Champion 42.52 Knots
39th ISWC overall men 2008