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Old 14-06-2006, 00:52   #1
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Now this is what I call sailing

Download video and hang on........................._/)

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Old 14-06-2006, 03:40   #2
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who needs a motor?
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Old 14-06-2006, 10:36   #3
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Heck, a motor on that would just slow you down!

Watching that reminds me of something I would like to see our government do: Ditch the Dept of Defense, take 10% of the money used and start up the Department of Thrills. As a US taxpayer, every couple of years we get our choice of thrill rides -- lord knows, we got plenty to pick from. Take the other 90% and use it to fund worthy projects around the world (and at home) that earn us friends, instead of enemies.

Yeah, I know, it will never come to pass in my lifetime, but I can "Imagine" can't I?

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Old 14-06-2006, 19:08   #4
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what boat , when and where??
great video.
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Here's the original site................_/)

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What a ride that would have been, Nice and fast thats the boat I want!
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Black Pearl may be quick, but it's a few hulls short of ever being fast. Check out the videos on this website. This boat goes 39 knots.
http://http://www.hydroptere.com/

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Black Pearl may be quick, but it's a few hulls short of ever being fast. This boat goes 39 knots.
The theoretical top speed of the VOR 70 is 40 kts.
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Theoritcal speeds are all well and good, but has it ever actually gone 40 knots?

ORMA 60 Tris have, and with a vastly smaller crew.

Orange II sailed across the Atlantic in 4days 8hours 24minutes (rounding up the seconds). This includes losing a rudder due to collision and slowing down to handle it. It averaged 28 knots and made a daily run of 760miles before the rudder trouble.

Don't get me wrong- the Black Pearl is an impressive machine. However, it's still a race boat that can't break any records.
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Orma 60s and bad weather dont go together, I would not wish to risk the southern oceans in one!

Regardless, we all appreciate that a multi is faster than a monohull, and normally by quite a lot, so the speeds and records that the VOR 70s have achieved are still extremely praiseworthy.
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