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Want fast?? here's fast for you...

Sorry about the video quality, not my camera.

I was chasing a powerboat a few weeks ago. I was sailing alone that day.

The guy actually stopped and shot me as I went pass him...

That day I was doing 13.5 knots when I passed him.

Today, when I landed he gave me the videos he shot.

Here's one.

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That's awesome, video quality be-damned!

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Very nice Giu and I agree - you were really hauling. I'm curious though, do you typically prefer the lower helm, and why?

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Here is the second video, where he actually powers along..

Again, sorry for the quality.

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Video quality sucks.. but very nice... did you actually clip the buoy though??? hard to tell from the video.

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did you actually clip the buoy though??? hard to tell from the video.
Not much concern with Giulietta's deep keel, especially with her heeling angle - but it sure looked like the powerboat ran directly over that buoy.

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I'm curious though, do you typically prefer the lower helm, and why?
I know since 99% of the time mine are the only pair of eyes looking forward on any of my boats I Need to be on the low side to look under the genoa to search for lobster pots or anything else that the genoa blocks the view of for that matter.

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I can't see nothing under my genoa, as it covers the view completely.

The reason I sail on the low side, is to look at the genoa, to see the tell tales, because I'm trying to sail efficientely for the speed.

If I go on the high side I can't see them, as the main covers them.

Also, on the low side, I have a better feel of the boat in my feet because I'm in the lower point of gravity. I do get my feet wet...but beggers can't be chosers.

I did not clip the buoey, I actuly passed 3 feet from it.

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