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I sailed albs for ages and it dont add up, i have been that fast in the 14 and that is quick!!! you just couldnt do it in an Alb, they are great boats and very fast, faster then some people give them credit for, but 22.2 knots aint possible! i'm sorry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Skiffybob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 07 at 8:18pm

Let's all lobby the RYA to get the PY dropped to....oh about 780?

Sounds fair to me.

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Not to toot my own horn or anything....

But I'm one of those mentioned that hit 19.8 knots in an Albacore the day after Chris T hit 22 kt.

All I'm going to say is that it is possible with the right combination of wind and waves and I've repeated it since.

It's a regular occurrence that I can hit 17+ knots boat speed in an Albacore offwind in 20 knots of breeze with waves 2-3 feet.

To the nay sayers, come for a ride with me and find out for yourselves.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 10:29am

Originally posted by henryp

Not to toot my own horn or anything....

But I'm one of those mentioned that hit 19.8 knots in an Albacore the day after Chris T hit 22 kt.

All I'm going to say is that it is possible with the right combination of wind and waves and I've repeated it since.

It's a regular occurrence that I can hit 17+ knots boat speed in an Albacore offwind in 20 knots of breeze with waves 2-3 feet.

To the nay sayers, come for a ride with me and find out for yourselves.


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

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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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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 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 henryp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 07 at 7:06pm
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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Bob -  slightly lower PY than a foiling moth seems best...


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