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 I have no idea how fast we were going odds are most anybody who’s ever sailed a Bigger J boat has gone faster but

while playing on a J-22 in a north west breeze out in front of Southern Yacht Club we rode planing with the chute up on the face of a huge roller for so long it took two hours to get back to me n front of the club.

we knew we were going too damned far but the ride was just perfect

the next day the wind was gone and it didnt return  until the worlds were over 

maybe it was 1990? I really don’t know for certain but it was between 1988 and 1994

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25 knots J120 Jalfrezi. Return leg AZAB. 2003. Triple reefed main, half rolled poled out jib. Huge steep waves. 45 knots. Terrifying. Lucky to survive . Hope never to do that again. 

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Did 13.75 on the J35. Flat water, 1-1/2 oz chute, 27 knots of wind. We were very stable and never wiped out. Could not catch the C&C 44 ahead of us.

Another time I hit 14 knots sailing alone across the Straits of Juan Dr Fuca running with just a #3 jib. Blowing about 40 knots.

Only about 12 knots in this picture.

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Sustained 16s on a J/29 coming home from Neah Bay, Swiftsure race, circa 2003.

Probably went faster than that on the J/109 I sailed on for a few years, but it wasn't as sketchy.

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:59 PM, Varan said:

6 kts on a j24. Okay,  maybe a bit more, but nothing to write home about. 

You should ooch like the pros do.

For what it's worth, I saw one go much, much faster when time the hoist winch freewheeled while hauling out at low tide.

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Our velocitek said 26.1 kts after a PHRF regatta in a J/70, but it was probably the mast swingind super quickly during one of our many broaches.

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12.5 on a J/29 FROB. The wind picked up on the last leg of the last race of the last regatta, so we figured, why not? Beaming, we flew past a J/35 that opted to keep their jib, crossed the finish, and then the kite blew up. 

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21kts personally (full main & poled out storm jib)...but the team went on to do 24kts in a 2 handed delivery from Sydney to Melbourne in Bass Strait aboard Moonspinner (J133)

 

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12.5 in a 35 knot puff yesterday on a J/35, under main only, reaching back to the dock in Annapolis from a cancelled race.   We've gone faster under the spinnaker in surfing conditions, ~14.5 or so, but the mainsail-only thing was pretty wild. 

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2020 Hook Race.  Saturday afternoon.  Outflow from storms.  Blowing 30-40 kts.  Doing steady 12-13 knots boat speed and touching higher.  Saw 16.1 under main only.  J92 Runaway

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On 7/21/2020 at 10:47 AM, dcbsheb said:

2020 Hook Race.  Saturday afternoon.  Outflow from storms.  Blowing 30-40 kts.  Doing steady 12-13 knots boat speed and touching higher.  Saw 16.1 under main only.  J92 Runaway

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Highest I saw was 17.2 on the GPS when we had the main and 3 up.  

 

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4 minutes ago, Monkey said:

Highest I saw was 17.2 on the GPS when we had the main and 3 up. 

is that a 92 or a 92s?

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1 hour ago, Just A Skosh said:

is that a 92 or a 92s?

It’s a 92. Same boat DCBSheb was referring too (he’s one of the owners, I’m a happy helper monkey). It was a wild ride!  The whole thing starts vibrating when you get up on a step. 

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On 9/24/2018 at 4:46 PM, Christian said:

Not a fucking chance - maybe 17.3 and even then the boat would have been about to self destruct

You’re not wrong. We hit 17.2, then went splat. 

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J-30 in the late 90s - we hit 15kts surfing down waves in a squall with breeze into the 30s

J-99 we just did 11.5 in 18kts on a reach - I think we will pass the J-30 record :)

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On 9/24/2018 at 12:12 PM, jesposito said:

75 MPH behind the Excursion for the J/29

450 Knots!
 

 

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On 7/24/2020 at 8:28 PM, silent bob said:

450 Knots!
 

 

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That's the way to deliver a boat

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As is the case with all of the "how fast have you gone" threads - instantaneous GPS speed readouts (doppler) are meaningless. You can often get a spectacular speed readout by moving your gps gadget from one side of the cockpit to the other. To get a reliable speed estimate you need to process the data after the fact to delete erroneous readings (see above) and identify an average speed between two points, even if it is only a hundred yards. This process invariably leads to a much more modest speed estimate than the one on the "max speed" readout of your gadget.

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Last Wednesday 15.5 on the 105

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3 hours ago, SEC16518 said:

GPS speed is pretty accurate and is actually an average over a 3 sec period......

Unless you have 3 knots of tide. 

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No, it is still just as accurate......Speed is relative.  STW will never be the same as SOG, unless you are sailing in a pool.

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Our own record of 15.5 on the 105 didn't last very long, hit 15.9 last night.

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