500m speed record
Macquarie Speed Sailing Team breaks 50 knots barrel
50.43 knots registered at Sandy Point • 50.08 knots to be officialised
vendredi 27 mars 2009 –
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The record Record #sailingrecord claim by the Macquarie Speed Sailing Team is now being prepared for ratification by the sport’s governing body and while the final acknowledged speed is expected to be reduced to 50.08 knots  due to tidal variances experienced along the course, the claim realises the team’s long term goal to sail their craft beyond 50 knots – sailing’s equivalent of the 4 minute mile for running.
The Macquarie Speed Sailing Team last night was understandably delighted with their efforts and proud to have achieved a goal that they set for themselves some 15 years ago. While their performance represents the achievement of a major milestone in world sailing, the team is confident that there is certainly more to come from their amazing machine.
Press info Steb Fisher / Macquarie Speed Sailing Team
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 subject to official ratification
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