Nice pics, looked rather expensive though. But if you want that kind of speed you really need a max gennaker and to fly it at high wind speeds..
Video link works fine for me and my friends that I checked with. Perhaps you need a faster computer for Opium boat speed
Yes, I agree, I was not comparing.
I have just post the video because It has great images and great boats.
I would say that you not only you would have need a bigger geenaker (or spinnaker) but also a racing crew or be a really top racing solo sailor and even so you would be taking risks. On those images they are not controlling the boat all the time. Sometimes the boat is controlling them
Take a look at these guys:
t2p.tv at 2011 Rolex Big Boat Series SERIOUS WIPE OUT - YouTube
Or these on what seems to be an A40:
2011 ROLEX BIG BOAT SERIES-- IRC BOAT GYBE AND BROACH - YouTube
By the way, great boat stability
. Look how the boat recovers even with a lot of wind and that big sail pulling it down.
Maybe you are right, I am at the beach house and I have a slow internet connection but I can see the first video and I can't see the last.