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Speedy Blazes 5 years 1 week ago #982

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Following up on Tim Heaton's email to the Yahoo group on this topic:

> A question! What is the fastest speed a Blaze has achieved? As
> estimated by the helm...or measured by some device?
> Any ideas?

Hi Tim,

Yes, I have the GPS data on an image (now attached to this submission) where on 3 different downwind reaches I clocked 23 mph, 22mph and 21mph, with the GPS max showing 20.7 knots. The data points are every 500ft or so, so it was not just a brief spurt. I did win the final windy race too, that weekend!

There was some nice surfing across/down the Bala waves (broad reach) and I was trying to catch up after a capsize on a gybe – even at the back of the rack I could hardly see for the spray but at least it wasn’t stinging salty! I submitted this to the Y&Y competition and it was leading for a long time, but many didn’t believe the data!


PS - the quality of the image I uploaded was reduced by the system, making it difficult to read. Anyone can email me directly and I will send them the image.
Last Edit: 5 years 1 week ago by StuartCB. Reason: poor image quality after uploading
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