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Less Than A Second…

At
the latest speed record attempt on January 3rd on the speed canal at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer,
France raised an issue that is more than just a little bit interesting,
regarding the fact that the faster the speeds get the smaller the actual
intervals between the leading riders !

Let’s explain that in numbers : actually achieving 50 knots of speed would
give you a time for covering the 500 metre distance of 19 seconds and
440 hundredths… The current record, held by Finian Maynard (48.70)
equates to a run time of 19.955 seconds, and kitesurfer Alex Caizergues’
speed ( 47.92 ) a run time of 20.283 seconds, leaving 3rd fastest all-time
man Antoine
Albeau
(47.69) a run time of 20.380 seconds…