NEW SPEED RECORD set at Sylt, Germany!!!!!!!

NEW SPEED RECORD set at Sylt, Germany!!!!!!!

Post by Volker Wedemeie » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Hi everybody,

I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME BACK
TO WINDSURFERS.

Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been broken
by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still official)
speed event at Sylt, Germany.

Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft (91
km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112 km/h
(62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler Yellow
Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this case),
but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs were
fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was already
planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the board
with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable even
at those tremendous speeds.

After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that he
was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe some
more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the high-speed
windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some discussions if
this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are done
to a board before it crosses the starting line!

Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

Hang loose,
               Volker

(Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap! :-)))))) )

 
 
 

NEW SPEED RECORD set at Sylt, Germany!!!!!!!

Post by STOLA » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00

And it happened on April 1.  What a coincidence!
Bob Jacobson

 
 
 

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Post by Walter Clar » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Yea, you gotta be careful what you believe on April 1.....

Anyway, I have an idea for adding weight to a planing board or rider
without outside assistance.

Use vinyl bladders mounted on the topsides of the board and around the
riders upper body.  The rider begins to plane with the bladders empty,
then drops a pickup into the water stream for both. If the opening is
facing forward in each case the water pressure should fill the bladders
pretty quickly. When the bladders are full the rider then pulls up the
pickups and asuming they have check valves they will not empty. An
override on the check valve or separate dump valve would let the rider
get rid of the water ballast when necessary.

If one gets really tricky then you could build a hollow board with
ballast tanks internal to the board and use racing dingy drain ports to
fill and drain it.  Better aerodynamics but requires a specially designed
board.

Walter

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Watkinso » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi everybody,

> I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

> YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME
BACK
> TO WINDSURFERS.

> Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been
broken
> by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still
official)
> speed event at Sylt, Germany.

> Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft
(91
> km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
> His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112
km/h
> (62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler
Yellow
> Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

> The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this
case),
> but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs
were
> fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was
already
> planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the
board
> with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
> The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable
even
> at those tremendous speeds.

> After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that he
> was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe some
> more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

> So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the
high-speed
> windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some
discussions if
> this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
> is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are
done
> to a board before it crosses the starting line!

> Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

> Hang loose,
>                Volker

> (Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap! :-))))))
)

Hi Volker,

 Post more on this please. Were you actually there ?
Did you get any pictures. Maybe if you got some you could post them here (I know your not supposed to do that, but surely this must be an exception) or on a web page if you've got one.

Does this mean I should brush the dust off the 1984 14kg 295 I've got in the garage ?

 cheers,

 Peter Watkinson

 http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by William Robert scrof » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Not a bad April fool,  but not good enough to even fool any body who is
a true surfer.  Look forward to your next effort.  --
William
 
 
 

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Post by Peter Watkinso » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



> > Hi everybody,

> > I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

> > YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME
> BACK
> > TO WINDSURFERS.

> > Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been
> broken
> > by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still
> official)
> > speed event at Sylt, Germany.

> > Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft
> (91
> > km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
> > His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112
> km/h
> > (62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler
> Yellow
> > Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

> > The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this
> case),
> > but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight
packs
> were
> > fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was
> already
> > planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the
> board
> > with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
> > The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and
controllable
> even
> > at those tremendous speeds.

> > After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that
he
> > was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe
some
> > more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

> > So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the
> high-speed
> > windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some
> discussions if
> > this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
> > is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are
> done
> > to a board before it crosses the starting line!

> > Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

> > Hang loose,
> >                Volker

> > (Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap!
:-))))))
> )

> Hi Volker,

>  Post more on this please. Were you actually there ?
> Did you get any pictures. Maybe if you got some you could post them

here (I know your not supposed to do that, but surely this must be an
exception) or on a web page if you've got one.
Quote:

> Does this mean I should brush the dust off the 1984 14kg 295 I've got
in the garage ?

>  cheers,

>  Peter Watkinson

>  http://SportToday.org/

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAggGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

You git, I'd forgotten. It's the damn news server i've got at the
moment
they had a lot of problems and all the news has been arriving a couple
of days late if at all.

I was right on the ball yesterday trying to get people and here i've
been got. (April 1st for anyone who hasn't realised.)

 Peter Watkinson

 http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by Blaine Sawyer-HO-LUCENT(HOH1 » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>And it happened on April 1.  What a coincidence!
>Bob Jacobson

I didn't realize that April Fool's Day is "celebrated"
internationally.  I honestly don't know.

So, what's the word, is this new record for real?
--
Blane Sawyer
New Jersey USA

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Watkinso » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
(Blaine Sawyer-HO-LUCENT(HOH177)1063) writes:



> >And it happened on April 1.  What a coincidence!
> >Bob Jacobson

> I didn't realize that April Fool's Day is "celebrated"
> internationally.  I honestly don't know.

Hey I didn't realise that either. Are there any other countries out
there that have April fools day so next time i'll know who to watch out
for.

 Peter Watkinson

 http://www.w3w.com/3w/3wcc01.html

 
 
 

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Post by S.H.G. van Heusd » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this case),
>but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs were
>fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was already
>planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the board
>with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
>The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable even
>at those tremendous speeds.

Is this windsurfing?

OK I would like to go that fast too but where is the fun when you have
to use staff for a power boat?

I'm sorry, but I am one of the excentric originals. Windsurfing is
open air fun, you're alone on the water and you fight the elements.

Bye.

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Orde » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Wow,
        This means we're gonna have to put up with an even bigger ego
here on Maui soon.  I wonder, does the sanctioning body that is the "Big
Kahuna" of wind powered craft recognize Mr. Seeger's achievement?  I
need to know cause when he spews forth I'll need to know if it's
official or ka ka la ka.
--
                                     T I M  O R D E N   &  A S S O C I A
T E S
                                                           hackamania
                                                         (808)  876-0504
 
 
 

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Post by Alexander Schm » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00



Quote:
> Are there any other countries out
> there that have April fools day (...)

Switzerland!!

Cheers

AL

 
 
 

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Post by Torbjorn Stav » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi everybody,

>I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

>YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME BACK
>TO WINDSURFERS.

>Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been broken
>by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still official)
>speed event at Sylt, Germany.

>Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft (91
>km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
>His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112 km/h
>(62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler Yellow
>Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

>The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this case),
>but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs were
>fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was already
>planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the board
>with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
>The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable even
>at those tremendous speeds.

>After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that he
>was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe some
>more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

>So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the high-speed
>windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some discussions if
>this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
>is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are done
>to a board before it crosses the starting line!

>Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

>Hang loose,
>               Volker

>(Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap! :-)))))) )
>That's a lot of bullshit. You dont set a speed record on 290. 62.2 knots
>, who are you trying to fool. The previuos record was about 45 knots.
> Go Suck Yourself.

                            Whit Kind Regards, a True Windsurfer.

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Post by Tony Ru » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00



: > Are there any other countries out
: > there that have April fools day (...)
:  
: Switzerland!!

: Cheers

: AL
interesting concept however.

 
 
 

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Post by EA.. » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00

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> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 1996 10:17:58 GMT
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> > Hi everybody,

> > I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

> > YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME
> BACK
> > TO WINDSURFERS.

> > Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been
> broken
> > by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still
> official)
> > speed event at Sylt, Germany.

> > Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft
> (91
> > km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
> > His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112
> km/h
> > (62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler
> Yellow
> > Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

> > The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this
> case),
> > but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs
> were
> > fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was
> already
> > planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the
> board
> > with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
> > The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable
> even
> > at those tremendous speeds.

> > After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that he
> > was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe some
> > more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

> > So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the
> high-speed
> > windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some
> discussions if
> > this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
> > is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are
> done
> > to a board before it crosses the starting line!

> > Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

> > Hang loose,
> >                Volker

> > (Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap! :-))))))
> )

> Hi Volker,

>  Post more on this please. Were you actually there ?
> Did you get any pictures. Maybe if you got some you could post them here (I

know your not supposed to do that, but surely this must be an exception) or on a
web page if you've got one.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> Does this mean I should brush the dust off the 1984 14kg 295 I've got in the
garage ?

>  cheers,

>  Peter Watkinson

>  http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by RCEM.. » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00

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> Subject: Re: NEW SPEED RECORD set at Sylt, Germany!!!!!!!
> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 1996 10:17:58 GMT
> Organization: 3W Ltd
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> > Hi everybody,

> > I am sure, most of you have already heard this, but anyway:

> > YEAH IT'S TRUE, THE WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR SAILING VESSELS HAS COME
> BACK
> > TO WINDSURFERS.

> > Last weekend, the world speed record for sailing vessels has been
> broken
> > by german world cup sailor Robby Seeger at a local (but still
> official)
> > speed event at Sylt, Germany.

> > Robby was using a 2.90 m board (!!!! see below) in winds of 10 bft
> (91
> > km/h) with a 6.0 sqm sail.
> > His average speed on a 500 m speed distance was an incredible 112
> km/h
> > (62.2 knots) improving the previous record set by the trifoiler
> Yellow
> > Pages Endeavour by several knots!!!

> > The breakthrough was, to not only use a weight-vest (25 kg in this
> case),
> > but also to use weight packs on the board (45 kg). Those weight packs
> were
> > fixed on the board from an accompanying power boat, when Robby was
> already
> > planing but before he crossed the starting line. (waterstarting the
> board
> > with the packs on had turned out to be impossible).
> > The weight packs on the board kept the board smooth and controllable
> even
> > at those tremendous speeds.

> > After the record, Robby said that it had been pretty easy and that he
> > was sure, that with some practice with this new setup and maybe some
> > more weight on the board, he could still do a lot better.

> > So folks, I guess we are going to see some real hubup in the
> high-speed
> > windsurfing scene in the near future. There have been some
> discussions if
> > this power boat assistance should be banned, but for now it
> > is absolutely legal! There is no rule, restrincting things that are
> done
> > to a board before it crosses the starting line!

> > Wow, I saw it all live, and I am still really e***d!!!

> > Hang loose,
> >                Volker

> > (Planning to get myself weight packs and a power boat asap! :-))))))
> )

> Hi Volker,

>  Post more on this please. Were you actually there ?
> Did you get any pictures. Maybe if you got some you could post them here (I

know your not supposed to do that, but surely this must be an exception) or on a
web page if you've got one.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> Does this mean I should brush the dust off the 1984 14kg 295 I've got in the
garage ?

>  cheers,

>  Peter Watkinson

>  http://SportToday.org/