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Thread: Prøn

  1. #1
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    Default Prøn

    Some sailboats may not look right -- but dang! -- 55 knots over a measured nautical mile!

    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. — P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    Default Re: Prøn

    Wow that's insane.

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    Default Re: Prøn

    Off the coast of Namibia if I remember correctly.

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    Default Re: Prøn

    I worked at Vestas for a while. They know a thing or two about aerodynamics.

    Here's a composite turbine blade, 90 meters long, 28 tonnes.

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    They had a speed sailing craft hung up in the roof above the cafeteria, but I failed to get a photograph.

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