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We have heard and read reports about how exceptionally windy Maui has been in the last weeks. It\’s been blowing nearly 40 knots  every day for the last couple of weeks and it was only a matter of time before the “Maui boys” set a new Hawaiian 100m Speed record. It was Pieter Bijl, an “adopted” Hawaiian, who broke this record last monday.  Pieter set the new 100m record for Hawaii at 41,4 knots using a Fanatic Falcon with a 28 cm Vector fin and a Neilpryde prototype sail.

His GPS record:
max:
  time        m    km/h    knots
16:33:12    21.7  78.0  42.2

100m:
  time        s    km/h    knots
16:33:14     4.7  76.4  41.4

10s:
  time        m    km/h    knots
16:33:15   201.3  72.5  39.2

The Maui Vmax Speed ladder for 2008 stays this way then:

    Name                        Class    Speed

1    Pieter Bijl                  Open     41.4
2    Tom Hammerton       Open    38.8
3    Alex Aguera             Open    38.7
4    Eric Beale                Open    38.5
5    Jacques Pauvert      Open    38.3
6    Peter John               Open    37.2
7    Ted Hunter               Open    35.1
8    Hajime Nakajima     Open    35.0
9    Matt Daniels             Open    34.8
10    Chris Adamson      Open    34.3
11    Chris Lockwood     Open    33.4
12    John Smalley        Open    33.0
13    Mark Nelson         Open    31.6
14    Craig Mann           Open    30.9
1    Chris McNeil            Wave    31.2
2    Carl Grundy             Wave    31.1
3    Sven Zedlick           Wave    29.1
4    Olaf Sutor               Wave    28.7
5    Tom James             Wave    28.5
6    Ugo Ginanni           Wave    28.1
7    Erik Lawrence        Wave    26.7
1    Carine Camboulives  Women    28.7
2    Erin Iberg               Women    21.7
3    Kristen                    Women    16.8

Photo Credit: www.fanatic.com

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