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goinoff



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: 49.09 knots by Antoine Albeau Reply with quote

http://www.mastersofspeed.com/
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SWE106



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F-ing amazing!!! Almost 50knts, just 0.91knts shy! That's very fast! He must have easily gone over 50knts in the gusts, because this an average speed over a 500mtr course. My fellow country man Martin van Meurs had already posted >50knts by GPS a few weeks ago.

Windsurfers are going to be the first to break the 50knt barrier; kiters may get close, but lack the 25yr of experience.

aloha
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I often don't even drive that fast... hats (blown) off to these salty speed demons.

Just for those who are not schooled on this topic, my understanding is that the 50 knot barrier has been broken "unofficially" via personal GPS (such as your example, Arnie), but has not yet been broken during an official contest. Right?

To near the 50 knot mark, you've seriously got to have balls of steel. For the extra weight, that is.
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goinoff



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Fast is Fun Reply with quote

03.06.08:

1.Antoine Albeau : 49.09 knots
2.Patrik Diethelm : 46.57 knots
3.Finian Maynard : 45.85 knots
4.Cyril Moussilmani : 44.46 knots
5.Farrel Oshea : 44.34 knots
6.John Smalley : 44.22 knots
7.CÚdric Bordes : 44.22 knots
8.David Garrel : 42.71 knots
9.Andrea Baldini : 35.81 knots
10.ValÚrie Ghibaudo : 35.24 knots
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.windsurfjournal.com/frontblocks/video/nbr_download_ipod.asp?ID_BB_LANGUAGES=1&id_video=59&path=http://windsurfjournal.perfect-ride.com/49,09.mp4&file=http://windsurfjournal.perfect-ride.com/49,09.mp4

I have pain for them when they crash ... hitting the water at 40knts + whoo!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 knot = 1 nautical mile/hour = 1.852 km/h = 1.150779 mile (statute)/hour

49.09knots = 56.5 mph = 90.19 kmh

CAN YOU SAY SORE ANKLES......I KNOW HE CAN!
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