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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_in_poole View Post
    There is some info here from a race in 2014. 45/50 knots wind and Loftsails 4.9 mē and Patrick slalom 87 liters with 27 fins.

    https://skrause.wordpress.com/2014/0...as-warembourg/

    35 km of race in 44 minutes. An average speed of 47.6 km / h (25.7 knots) and peaks at 58 km / h (31.3 knots)

    A link to a track, scroll down a bit and select the speed tab. As you can see on one leg he was 1000m offshore and in choppier water, so his speed was slower than the legs next to the beach, 42kph v 55kph, hovering your mouse over the track gives the actual speed at that point.

    http://www.movescount.com/moves/move32752738

    The fastest 1 hour average on gps-speedsailing at Guissan is 26.78 knots, that was done next to the beach and the reaches were 'just' 4.5km, so more gybes. https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/def...27900&uid=5957
    Slower than I expected
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_in_poole View Post
    There is some info here from a race in 2014. 45/50 knots wind and Loftsails 4.9 mē and Patrick slalom 87 liters with 27 fins.

    https://skrause.wordpress.com/2014/0...as-warembourg/

    35 km of race in 44 minutes. An average speed of 47.6 km / h (25.7 knots) and peaks at 58 km / h (31.3 knots)

    A link to a track, scroll down a bit and select the speed tab. As you can see on one leg he was 1000m offshore and in choppier water, so his speed was slower than the legs next to the beach, 42kph v 55kph, hovering your mouse over the track gives the actual speed at that point.

    http://www.movescount.com/moves/move32752738
    That's a great find Phil, I hadn't seen that link before. What really stands out is the average heart rate of 172bpm for the 44 minute race and the energy consumption, that's some serious effort!!

    I know for a fact it was seriously rough out there that year and even close to the beach the water wasn't exactly flat so averaging over 25kts is impressive.

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    There are a few speed strips in area where 40knot plus speeds are common, ( Franqui,Gruissan, etc) but the race is obviously held on open water and in insane winds ( I,ve only know them postpone event for strong wind on one occasion)
    I,ve been involved in sailing in one form or another all my life and windsurfing for 40 years now. Travelled and sailed all over place and I have never witnessed wind so insane and so regular than in and around Leucate. Irrespective of speeds the mere fact sailors can and do race in real 50 knots wind on open sea is just amazing.
    A few years ago. about a dozen of us decided to do a down wind run from north of Canet Plage to St Cyprien.. When we arrived at St Cyp quite literally none of us could carry kit up beach. One of blokes had a phone, we had to phone mates to help us carry kit up beach..caddy style and you could not see beach...there was a 3ft blanket of sand heading out to sea. Can be a crazy crazy place.
    Other problem is it tends not to be a steady wind...nearly always gusty.
    All being well I,ll be there April 10th til end of May...

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    Key take away from the interview...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_ View Post
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    Let’s hope!! Are you getting there early also this year?

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    Oh God ! another day practising "tumble turns" on the Gruissan mill pond

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