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#246226 - 10/03/2005 10:41 Speed sailing
Mark Hardy Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2001
Posts: 2881
Loc: North Sydney, NSW
Has anyone seen this site?
http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/

I refuse teh believe that anybody could have got up to 37knots on Narrabeen Lakes last Sunday. I went past there around the windiest time of the day (late morning) and the wind was very patchy indeed.

Some of the other speeds that people have clocked are pretty amazing. I wonder how accurate these GPS speeds really are?

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#246227 - 10/03/2005 11:16 Re: Speed sailing
Craig Arthur Offline
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Registered: 08/05/2001
Posts: 3549
Loc: 149.152009°E 35.187056°...
They appear to effectively be 'instantaneous' speeds - anywhere between 2 and 10 seconds seems ok. Let me know when they average over 40 knots over a 500m course. IMO these blokes are trying to sound tough when they haven't really yet got the ability to get close to the real record (see http://www.sailspeedrecords.com ).


Along a similar vein, the Orange II catamaran apparently recorded instantaneous speeds over 35 knots in it's jaunt around the world (currently 8-9 days ahead of the previous RTW record). Not bad for a 36m catamaran...

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#246228 - 10/03/2005 11:29 Re: Speed sailing
Mark Hardy Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2001
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Loc: North Sydney, NSW
The best 500m time on the site is 47 knots. 500m speeds.

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#246229 - 10/03/2005 11:38 Re: Speed sailing
Craig Arthur Offline
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Registered: 08/05/2001
Posts: 3549
Loc: 149.152009°E 35.187056°...
Which is unofficially the world record - Maynard is listed as the fastest over 500m at 46.82 knots - http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/500.html

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