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New speed record!

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Topic: New speed record!
Posted By: lozza
Subject: New speed record!
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 12:52pm

The windsurfers in France have set new world records for men and women!

Men - 48.7 knots

Women - 41.2 knots

When do you guys think they'll beat the big 50 knots?!



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Life's a reach, then you gybe



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Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 1:15pm
Have a look at the video on masters of speed, not very good quality but for big blokes they don't half shift

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Posted By: 49erGBR735HSC
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 2:07pm

Sure we could break 50 knots in the 49er......... But seriously, that's some acheivement for the wind-surfers. Scarey to think we were clocking 49ers doing about 25mph, and we thought that was shifting it. Imagine twice the speed of that



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Dennis Watson 49er GBR735 http://www.helensburghsailingclub.co.uk/ -
Helensburgh S.C
http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/home.php3?affid=560 - Boat Insurance from Noble Marine



Posted By: lozza
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 2:21pm

Does the website have any videos of crashing?  Could be potentially deadly if equipment fails! Surprised the ISAF have made them wear quick release harnesses!!!

Dennis, how did you do at the easter regatta? heard the old boy and Keith did ok in the handicap fleet.



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Life's a reach, then you gybe


Posted By: 49erGBR735HSC
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 4:05pm

Sailed on the Sunday breifly, it was gusting above 40 knots so common sence was dictating not to go out and hammer the boat until the Sunday. Problem was the jib car on the self-tacker jumped the track and jammed at the one side, which meant the boat could only sail on one tack, DoH. Still storming before that happened though, and your Dad and Keith seemed to be going really well, looks like a good partnership, and the "Scud-Missile" didn't get destroyed. Our damage count for the season is just a tiller extension, which is good for what we've been up to........



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Dennis Watson 49er GBR735 http://www.helensburghsailingclub.co.uk/ -
Helensburgh S.C
http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/home.php3?affid=560 - Boat Insurance from Noble Marine



Posted By: lozza
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 4:22pm

You didn't see the state of the boat over xmas,  it was down at the club when the storms came through, got flipped off its trolley and ripped the foredeck to bits and bent and twisted the mast.

Apparently keith's enjoying it more now since the big kite is blue instead of the old green and white hooped one!!



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Life's a reach, then you gybe


Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 8:18am
48.7 knots = 56 MPH or 90.2 KPH
Think about that next time you are in the car.....!

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Posted By: 49erGBR735HSC
Date Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 10:18am
Originally posted by lozza

You didn't see the state of the boat over xmas,  it was down at the club when the storms came through, got flipped off its trolley and ripped the foredeck to bits and bent and twisted the mast.

Apparently keith's enjoying it more now since the big kite is blue instead of the old green and white hooped one!!

Nice to know Keith likes the same colour of kites as me, do you have a reaching kite for the 505, because I couldn't remember and I reckon it would have worked a treat at the weekend.



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Dennis Watson 49er GBR735 http://www.helensburghsailingclub.co.uk/ -
Helensburgh S.C
http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/home.php3?affid=560 - Boat Insurance from Noble Marine



Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 11:04am

Originally posted by Doctor Clifford

48.7 knots = 56 MPH or 90.2 KPH
Think about that next time you are in the car.....!

Yeah, stick your head out of the sun roof to get the full effect.

To experience what it is like getting thrown over the front of a windsurfer at that sort of speed, stick your head out of the sunroof without opening it!



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