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  1. #1
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    John Skye's Sotavento GPS speeds

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    https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/def...72&spotid=1940



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    https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/def...72&spotid=1940

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    He often uploads his tracks from testing the new kit to GPS-Speedsurfing.com as well. Interesting, if you like that sort of thing.





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    They mentioned several times on the live PWA commentary that Antoine Albeau was frequently logging over 35knots in the windy races – he too was carrying a GPS.
    Now back in the UK.

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    I've only ever got close to those speeds at Portland on flat water never mind on the open sea in a race.
    I think AA said he got 35 knots on his small board today, a bit slower on his medium board.

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    I've been watching the International Moth (dinghy) regatta this week and the top guys regularly go over 35knots for the peak speed. The significance there is that they do this on foils but in half the wind strength they had at Sotavento. They are racing on Lake Garda.


    I get scared if I plane on a windsurfer at about 15knots – or whatever speed it actually is.
    Now back in the UK.

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    https://livestream.com/accounts/9351...deos/160419493

    @3:02:30 in AA's interview from today's racing
    7.8 medium board 33 knots
    7.1 small board almost 35 knots.

    Scary quick.

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    The Sotavento racing is a very good example of how much the pros have the board right up on the fin.......and the number of crashes shows how close they sail to the limit of control. Also if you look at the stance that most use, the "super 7" is nowhere in sight!! Lots have fallen at the gybe mark, in one of the last races one rider almost completed a back loop and then there was that horrific crash with Tatty Frans on an mega speed broad reach crashing into Mortefon ( hopefully Frans injury is not too severe).

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