Tagged: Speed Sailing

New World Speed Sailing Record 0

New World Speed Sailing Record

It may not be a windsurfer, but it’s not a kite-surfer either. All the same, it’s a pretty impressive feat with some ridiculous speeds that have completely blown the chances of the windsurfers and kite-surfers out of the water. In fact with a speed of 65.37 knots (average over 500m) it’s not only a new World Record...

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A Windy Wednesday

The wind arrived as forecast on Wednesday, continuing what has so far been a very autumnal September. With blue skies and a decent 30-35 knot SW wind I’d normally sail on the seafront, but Graham is just getting back into windsurfing and I’ve been encouraging him to get out and the seafront would have been...

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Speed Session Round Two 0

Speed Session Round Two

After my early morning speed windsurfing session, the wind eased off and when Steve first turned up there was barely any wind at all. So, we had a cuppa then headed down to the beach just as the wind went ballistic. Impi and AndyW were there too. Andy had already been out as had Dave...

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Getting Closer to 40 knots 0

Getting Closer to 40 knots

Day 2 of what should be a good weekend for speed sailing and after yesterday’satempt was somewhat foiled by wind and tides not coinciding my plan was to get in an early session as the tide came in and the sun rose. I was on the beach at 6.30am in the pitch dark. The wind...

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Estuary Windsurf Session 0

Breaking the Curse of the Speed Kit

Since buying my windsurf speed kit back in April as part of my ‘Life begins at 40 knots‘ quest, there just hasn’t been any wind in the right direction. I’ve had a couple of false starts where I’ve rigged the kit only for the wind to drop but I’d been unable to use it. I...

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Life Begins at 40 (knots) – More new toys

My quest to hit 40 knots on a windsurf board continues with the delivery of another new board last night. Boardwise in Cannock did me a great deal on a brand spanking new Fanatic Falcon Speed and delivered it in person for me last night… Although it may have looked a bit dodgy on any...

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Life Begins at 40 (knots) – The Tools

As you should know by now, it the big 4-0 for me this year and I’m trying to hit 40 knots on a windsurfer. The first stage is to get the right tools for the job so I’ve been doing my research and have come up with a list of kit. The Boards I couldn’t...

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Windsurf Speed Session

Speed Season is here!!! I’ve just got back from a windsurf session the estuary here at Ynyslas. Ivor, our local katabatic wind was up to his tricks so the wind was ballistic at over 40 knots. The water was a seething mass of white and simply getting out of your car on the beach led...

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