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01-21-2008 10:55 PM
sandsailor my yacht club is afraid of my boat racing
01-21-2008 09:32 AM
Robby Barlow
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record still stands surf boards and ski's dont count as a boat
you're just jealous cause they don't even let you participate!

01-21-2008 07:38 AM
CapnHand
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Originally Posted by sandsailor View Post
record still stands surf boards and ski's dont count as a boat
If you can't accept windsurfers then you're really going to have a problem with this one http://innovoile.free.fr/YPE_e.html

On the subject of fast, anyone else catch this in the news? http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=21392

Around the world at an average speed of better than 19 kts. Wow!

Edit: Oops, looks like this was already posted here.
01-21-2008 12:42 AM
sandsailor record still stands surf boards and ski's dont count as a boat
01-20-2008 10:49 AM
sailingdog The area they're doing the speed records is French territory, which may explain the French flags. It could be a courtesy flag, the Swiss flag may be an ensign.
01-19-2008 10:45 PM
sandsailor yes sir hydroptor 47.2 knotts !!
i wonder if they have a pilots license???
01-18-2008 03:29 PM
Robby Barlow Capn you probably got it right. If 50 kts. has been broken it was probably unofficial. I've done maybe 35 kts. or so on a windsurfer, and I can tell you that water is harder than concrete at that speed.
Don't wanna down grade Hydroptere's achievement, but the smaller the vessel the greater the feel of speed.
And you're right about location - I wish I was(were) in a different one.
01-18-2008 09:35 AM
CapnHand Rob,

I was looking here: http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/comp...age/Itemid,10/

It seems to be up to date for 2007, the last posted record I saw was April '07. I'm certain it won't be much longer.

There are many different catagories for sailing speed records, from 1/2 km to around the world. Sure enough, Hydroptere owns one of them. The claim is valid.

I own some real estate but I don't sell or trade it for a living. I just thought "location, location, location" was humorous.
01-18-2008 03:45 AM
Robby Barlow You may be right CapnHand,
according to Wiki - Finian Maynard holds the World Speed Sailing Record at 48.7 knots.
But this info is from Aug. '06 and I'm pretty sure I read something last yr that they've upped it - then again maybe not.

BTW are you in real estate?
01-18-2008 01:00 AM
sandsailor there's a couple of utube videos of that tri hull it'll blow you away if you find the right one, the damn thing never touches the water
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