Average of 18 knots
12 February 2010 | Waiheke Island, NZ
Here is Team G3 breaking the speed record for the Waiheke Island Regatta in New Zealand today. The old record was 2 hours and 45 minutes. Today, we did it in 1 hour and 55 minutes. It was incredible to be aboard such a speed machine. While racing, we saw a maximum of 31 knots of boat speed, 25 knots of true wind, sailed with a single reef in the main, used 2 different jibs and the cuben fiber code zero. The average speed was 18 knots over the 33.5 mile race course. Hell of a way to spend our last day in Auckland! Adrenaline pumping and thresholds broken, alas, we have no need to jump off the Sky Tower. Might have to graduate straight to skydiving to beat this rush. Thanks Team G3 and North Sails for an awesome day of sailing!
(see gallery for more photos)