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Old 08-08-2016, 10:21   #16
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Nope, adjust your sarcasm detector

I was trying nicely to run the BS flag up
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Now I know how to stay awake while single handing - I'd be too scared at those speeds to ever go to sleep lol.
The nod factor. It would seem drowsing off could be catastrophic.

Grats to them just not my cup of tea.
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Sorry to puncture the general euphoria, but to me this is just a bunch of rich kids showing off. Just take a plane if you want speed.
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Many people have done 24 hours straight, safely, Lindbergs flight was over 30, I think?

Did he really flip that boat in the video and right it by himself?
784 miles in a multihull? He must have flipped it at LEAST 1000 times!
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Many people have done 24 hours straight, safely, Lindbergs flight was over 30, I think?

Did he really flip that boat in the video and right it by himself?
The boat is huge. Its home port is La Foret in Brittany, I spent last winter there and the Trimaran sits in the entrance of the marina. It is literally Massive. Or Macif in French..
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Congratulations to Francois Gabart on the recognition by the WSSR council of a new single handed sailing record.

784 miles, average speed 32.67 knots.

Quite a big step over the previous record of 718 miles, set by Thomas Coville.
Can you get the Oram going that fast??
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Re: 784 miles in 24hrs, Single handed.

While discussing speed sailing this is an old record set by Australian Born Paul Larson back in 2012, that is worth a look. The video from a different point of view was shot from a model plane. The plane does 110 kmh flat out.

"The timing for our 500 meter record run on the boat actually began as we pass the timing hut on the shore. We are doing over 120 kmh there and top out at 128 kmh. The plane can't keep up."

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Wow, more than 41 knots on the speedo. And I love that shot looking at the stern as she speeds away. It reminds me of the Starship Enterprise!

Yea, Live long and prosper, all you Trekkies out there! ;-)
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Re: 784 miles in 24hrs, Single handed.

Yes, not to detract from things, but I also wonder how they Conn those boats, for lack of a better term. As at those speeds, even with a full bridge crew it can be dicey. Especially given that you run up on offshore fishing fleets before you even realize it, when you're moving at speeds half of that. So it's gotta be wild. And yeah, Much credit to the shore teams, & I'm not just referring to the sailmakers & riggers.
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Re: 784 miles in 24hrs, Single handed.

Amazing! Awesome! UFB!

Just imagine how good it must feel to go this fast, in such a boat.

Bravo Francois!

Vive la France!

To the poster who asked if it flipped ;-): Mate, this is a tri and the wind only twice dropped to 50kts - only cruising cats flip, and only at 50kts ... ;-)

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A second thought: when will a 1000 mile daily run become possible?

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Probably both when boats can well exceed 60kts, & the routing problems for weather & other boats/floating objects can be sorted out.
AKA when teams can afford multiple spy satellites to monitor all of the above, & communicte it to the boat in real time.
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The emerging problem for these boats setting distance records is they outrun the weather systems and run out of puff.
Pretty phenomenal.
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Can you get the Oram going that fast??
Possibly, but I'd need a big helicopter to drop it from.
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The emerging problem for these boats setting distance records is they outrun the weather systems and run out of puff.
Pretty phenomenal.
And it demonstrates that if your boat is fast enough, you really can outrun bad weather.
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