Well firstly we reported last week of Whitey attacking the UK record with a run of 46kts, to claim his title back. Unfortunately this was not the official speed, just the GPS speed, so unfortunately for him it didn\’t count. I am sure he will be itching to it back though, so watch out for the next windy day in Southend.
Meanwhile on the other side of the channel they are setting up for another attack on the big 50 knots. A huge big storm is hitting the canal in south France and the Masters Of Speed team are setting up to get even faster and break the elusive barrier.
Finian will surely be fired up after losing his record to Antione, but I am sure Antione will be equally keen to hold on to his record and break the elusive 50kts.
50 knots has been the goal since the Erik Beale broke 40 knots in 1988, but has been a long time coming. It seems the closer they get, the harder it becomes. Still with Antione setting the current record at 49.09kts it is surely just a matter of time.
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