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    Default Sail GP in Sydney

    Races on Feb 15 and 16.

    Boats have been out practicing this week. Very light winds, 6 to 7 kts.

    https://youtu.be/SSod-aIETJg

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    Default Re: Sail GP in Sydney

    If they lift like that in 6 - 7 knots wind, what will they do in a normal sailing breeze of 20 knots or so. The prospect would be frightening. Well, maybe not to them!

    Mike
    Nothing works on an old boat, except the skipper.

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    Default Re: Sail GP in Sydney

    The boats are designed to sail at up to 50kts!

    They do have smaller wingsails and jibs for stronger breezes.

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    Bit more breeze yesterday

    https://youtu.be/FAOP2svKJgg

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    Was great fun to watch today, especially once the breeze kicked in a bit for the second and third races. Will be back out there again tomorrow...

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    Aussies really kicked arse! Even with a shocking start in race 5, giving away about a 20 second lead, they were back in front by the bottom gate!

    Surprising how much one team could dominate in a strict one design series.

    Good racing though, a little more breeze would have been nice, they were "only " hitting mid thirty knot speeds. In around 10kts wind...

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