No. It would not be close.tautologies wrote: if he actually was on a raceboard it would be close..
hmm, well I think the video does not show a downwind course...it might just be for the video itself...but it doesn't even show a broad reach...edt wrote:No. It would not be close.tautologies wrote: if he actually was on a raceboard it would be close..
Kai used that board because it was the fastest equipment he could use. A raceboard has big fins and isn't quite as fast in a simple straight downwind race (read his facebook about this). I was watching the ac72's race today they were going 18 knots upwind at a bit over 40 degrees and 38 knots downwind at 150 degrees in a bit over 15 knots.
They are faster than you think they are.
On the downwind legs they do these hydrofoil jibes at 38 knots incredible one mistake and the whole thing would explode into splinters.
Sorry for being skeptical, is there a video or some web site talking about that ?edt wrote:Kites can also go 3x wind speed in the right conditions
I am no expert but to me you are comparing a race board to a speed board. I would bet otherwise.edt wrote:ac72 one of the fastest sailboats ever made, I would put my money on it against hydroptere.
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