Top Speed = $1,000


Top Speed
= $1,000

Chris Larson and West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes win
$1000 in the Velocitek
Speed Challenge
with a 14.9 knot average over 10 seconds as the
top speed at Day 2 of the Melges 24 North Americans. Unlike the last
two days of brutally gusty conditions when Velocitek devices were logging
maximum speeds north of 20 knots, Day 2 was all about efficiency.

"I am continually impressed with the focus of the Melges sailors
whether they are sailing at the top end of the wind range or in a standard
sea breeze they are always focused on getting every last fraction of
performance out of the boat. At Velocitek, we are more than happy to
help in this quest to maximize boatspeed." – Alec Stewart, President
and Founder, Velocitek

With $1,000 in cash on the line, the top Melges 24 teams were working
hard to eke out that critical extra 10th of a knot in today’s 10-12
knot marginal planing conditions. In these challenging conditions the
real-time performance feedback provided by the Velocitek SC-1 high-accuracy
GPS speedometer proved to be extremely useful in getting the most out
of the Melges 24s. At the end of the day the fastest boat proved to
be West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes skippered by Chris Larson with
a best 10 second average speed of 14.9 knots. Full Results for the Velocitek
Speed Challenge can be viewed at velocitek.com/news.