Things have really picked up the last few days of the Sept/Oct contest, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Monday, 10/29, we had very hard and gusty winds with gusts in the high 30s, but no records set. Sail sizes were 4.0-4.7. Then Tuesday, 10/30, same wind but not quite as gusty or hard, with gusts to mid 30s. I took the lead with a speed of 33.2 MPH, (4.5 on 86 liter) which held up for about an hour. Then Scott S clocked a 34.38 MPH speed (4.7 on 102 liter.) Scotts speed is just below the fasted speed EVER recorded set by Chris V with 34.5 mph, and is getting very close to the 30 KNOT (34.6mph) mark.
So with one day left, and a decent forecast, the top 3 speeds are as follows:
Scott S -34.38 mph
Gene M - 33.2 mph
Chris V - 30.6 mph.http://windsensewindsurfing.com/SpeedChallenge.html
I do plan on sailing tomorrow, Wed 10/31!