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    Posted: 07 Jan 22 at 1:17pm
I think he means this one  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ratface Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 07 at 11:33am
i think a day on the water in 30knts at grafham is calling all skiff sailors, in a attempt to get near the supposed speed of 22.2knts

wonder if i can do that speed in the spice...
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Hi Guys,

The discussion is interesting and more civil than some that have been read on another website. In the B14s we now have several Velocitek S10s and though they require regular battery changes, do give us accurate information. WE are also running Garmin Foretrex 201s and find they are also providing good data. The processing of the info is very easy via the velocitek unit. We raced last weekend in a force 5 gusting 6 and our top sustained speeds across the fleet was 18.9 knots on both types of units.

Last year we had a sustained speed of 26.2 knots at the Grafham Grand Prix and 28.1 knots with tide at the Starcross Steamer (see the B14 Readycrest) in the B14 calender on fotoboat. Usually bad reports occur due to the wrong placing of the GPS butsometimes you can get a spike but this is incredibly rare on the water. If indeed the Albacore speed is correct, it will be near impossible to beat due to the boat's handicap but if the wind is up and water flat enough (chop/swell waves slow hte baot down at top speed as sailing through over them), the B14 Class Association will have a crack at sneaking the top slot. Second last year to the RS300 gybing down a wave and clocking 23.1 knots from its boom.

Anyway a great bit of fun and self publicity and should be take in the light hearted manner it is meant to be.

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Bob -  slightly lower PY than a foiling moth seems best...


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Originally posted by Scooby_simon

You say you hit 19.8kts - was that a peak speed, care to show us the GPS plot ?



19.8 knots peak.  It was for a short distance - about 20 metres.  Max sustained was approximately 16.5 if memory serves.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Skiffybob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 4:54pm

If they're doing it regularly, then maybe 780's a bit generous.

Any advance on 750?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sprint Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 1:29pm

These are the comments from another (capable) Brit who was in the Albacore Worlds.

"I've no idea.  The two fastest times were the past and present world champions.  The gps units were provided by a 3rd party who supplies the unit, not the boat owners, so they were about as independent as they get.  It was very windy F6 I guess and there were some reasonable waves, although not huge as it was off the land.  The tide was never very strong, less than 0.5 knots.  We didn't get out to the race area where it was the windiest as we were turned back for the abandonment of the race before we got there.  I helmed upwind on the way back and it was pretty tough going."


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 12:42pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 12:41pm
an Alb looking fast!



but not that (22 kts )fast.

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