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Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it is,,,

Postby Al-Kite-A » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:02 am

Chased Hydroptere downwind for 5 seconds before the firehose off the foils chased me away.
I then followed the ENERGY AC 45 form the StFYC to the Golden Gate Bridge and all I got to show for it is this pic with a $32million 250 GTO Ferrari sit in front of the the club after I got out of the water.
So am I the first to and only to have my board with in 10 meter of three 30+ million dollar race machines in a single dayt?!? :)
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Re: Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it i

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 am

sorry, but I didn't give you permission to take a picture of my car!

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Re: Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it i

Postby wdric » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:46 am

Is that car worth 32mil, holy shit

Out of curiosity how do you guys over there compare to both those boats out on a course?

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Re: Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it i

Postby Drachenschmied » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:03 pm

Toby wrote:sorry, but I didn't give you permission to take a picture of my car!


cars, plural - but thanks again for letting me take the left one for a nice drift on that airfield - did a good job, like it :D :thumb:

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Re: Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it i

Postby Johnny Rotten » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:00 pm

Al-Kite-A wrote:Chased Hydroptere downwind for 5 seconds before the firehose off the foils chased me away.
I then followed the ENERGY AC 45 form the StFYC to the Golden Gate Bridge and all I got to show for it is this pic with a $32million 250 GTO Ferrari sit in front of the the club after I got out of the water.


You need to paint your board red if you want to park it there :)


Al-Kite-A wrote:So am I the first to and only to have my board with in 10 meter of three 30+ million dollar race machines in a single dayt?!? :)


I had a clipboard in the formula 1 pits that TOTALLY counts.....;)
Sounds like an awesome day buddy, Some serious company you guys roll with. Would love to make it down that way for one of the races.

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Re: Today I raced an AC45,Hydroptere and I got show for it i

Postby Al-Kite-A » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:12 pm

wdric wrote:Is that car worth 32mil, holy shit

Out of curiosity how do you guys over there compare to both those boats out on a course?

cheers

According to John Criag the AC45 and the top kiteracers run the course in the same time.
AC45s are faster upwind and the kiters are faster downwind.
He should know he was the StFYC race director from the time we start racing and also ran the North American Championship a few month ago as PRO. His current day job is principal race officer for the 34th America’s Cup.

As far as Hydroptere it a drag racer so once it is going it is gone. If it needs to turn it takes some time.


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