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  • home built Flica 37

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

or here if the embedded video doesn't play www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_YWTQFGm8

I took this video while I was sailing on a highly modified Seawind 34 (extended transoms, bigger rig with high tech sails) owned by a hard driving racing owner. As you can see, the Mirage was going at a similar speed, about 9 knots, despite having a young family on board and only dacron sails. We were sailing in flat water, but the powerboat wake didn't seem to slow the Mirage down.

Later the wind dropped and the screecher hoisted

or here www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdgt-OjuNr4

Under power, below, the boat does 8 knots with twin 9.9hp outboards

or here www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsWaGJyGwfs