They sailed the tread off the tires, nice.Sorry @barfy Picked up the wrong link there.
After what has seemed like endless weather delays over the past couple of months, finally Horonuku got to stretch its legs on a dry Lake Gairdner with breeze that is edging closer into the required zone for world record attempts.www.sail-world.com
"You probably want to ask my boss, Grant Dalton, when the time's going to be up," Ashby told AM. "We are actually trying to have things squared by Christmas time, so we really only have a window over the next 10-12 days, before it gets too hot over the Christmas break.
"In January, it gets superwarm here - over 40 degrees a lot of the time. It's superhot in the cockpit as it is, so we're really narrowing right down to our available opportunities.
"If we can't get it done over the next couple of weeks, we'll have to make a decision on what we do next year."
Actually interesting to know what is their strategy and real goal when seeing predictions coming in. Will they just be happy beating the record or they want a proper shot at it until they think they've extract most of the craft and had conditions near perfect.Interesting comments from Lenny in this, Sail-World article:
'It was the most positive session for the Land speed team so far, not yet about timing or clocking official records but identifying obvious elements that can be improved to increase performance to be able to achieve the best speeds possible'.
“The steering was tough work,” explained Ashby. “There is constantly a lot of load on the steering so this is the main focus to identify solutions to lighten that load as this will help with performance. From 90-95 true wind angle, which is where I am building vital speed it was really heavy but as soon as I bear away though, the steering wheel is neutralised and unloaded and goes very light and floaty. So to be able to build speed more efficiently and effortlessly will help in reaching higher speeds before the bear away.”
They have Richard Slater on site.Until it’s actually witnessed and ratified you haven’t broken anything.
thats the reality of speed sailing unfortunately. until it’s official no one counts it.
that’s why the WSSRC can charge what they do for official record attempts.
we would have be almost word for word, but I couldn't remember Honoruku's name and couldn't be bothered looking it up.