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Luderitz Speed- Rob Douglas Surges to 50.7 Knots!

Postby stuntc » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:54 pm

ROB DOUGLAS, on a perfect pass, executes 50.7 knots. Still to be ratified and a possible .1 knots drop for current, the possible to be ratified 50.6 would agian make robs the worls fasted sailer.. Go Rob!!
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Re: Luderitz Speed- ROB DOUGLAS SURGES TO 50.7 KNOTS!!

Postby chipmunk » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:34 pm

Its not over till the fat lady sings

Its been an interesting month just wish they had got the GPS tracking

But at the end of the day the big Question was answered Kites are faster than Windsurfers

If Rob Douglas has set a new new record it could be a good thing as the Americans will make a big issue of it and put loads of money into keeping the record which is only good for Speed development

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Re: Luderitz Speed- Rob Douglas Surges to 50.7 Knots!

Postby chipmunk » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:44 pm

L'Hydroptère: fastest sailboat on the planet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nljxi4E4 ... re=related

Rob Munro 10-8-2008 18:20
Today saw 6 blistering runs in a row fly along the strip with the water coming in with the tide providing a clear run for; Seb, Rob, Charlotte, Taro, Sylvain and Alex.

Rob is now .03 behind Alex
Seb is .o5 behind Alex...

So close, but now 3 over 50 knots!

Well done guys!

:o
http://50knots.xs4all.nl/gps-kitesurfin ... =1&val=319

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Re: Luderitz Speed- Rob Douglas Surges to 50.7 Knots!

Postby stuntc » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:28 pm

Update,
The current was calculated and Robs run was set to 50.54 (93.59kph) knots. Putting him in second. Still another great day of wind ahead.


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