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  • Gitana 17 Episodes one and two

    Episode 1(of 3)---Gitana 17-The Facts:

    ---"...you position yourself at 90 degrees to the wind with a skate wing pushing you along and the boat flies." (Guillaume Verdier refers to the lifting foil on the daggerboard as a 'skate wing'.)

    ---Regarding speed(38-45 knots): " None of us, not even Race HQ could believe it."

    --- When disaster struck Gitana 17 was about 30 miles ahead of the next closest Ultim.





    Episode 2:
    ---Speed 42-44 knots in 4.5m (14.8') waves!
    ---Quote from Guillaume Verdier: "We're at an historical watershed in sailing...".

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