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Saturday, April 17, 2004

Browsing through Tim Zimmerman's blog we came across the note about Finian Maynard and friends, and their efforts to regain the world sailing speed record for the windsurfers.
The record stands at 46.52 Knots and someone asked what that is in miles per hour.
It occurred to me that while knots (nautical miles per hour) may be second nature to nautical types it means nothing to most landlubbers.
So for the record:
100 knots is approximately 115 miles per hour.
Which means that the sailboarders are moving at around 53 mph!

Anyone interested in participating in an annual speed sailing event (any craft) held near Weymouth on the UK's south coast, or just learning more about the record should visit The Speed Sailing Pages.
This year Weymouth Speed Week will be held during 2nd - 8th October.



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