Pegasus Open 50 Raceboat Tour, Part 6: How Fast?

A short break in the shakey cam tour of the boat's tech; here's a clip of the Pegasus Open 50 Sailboat going 16 knots and throwing up the spinnaker (a large, kite like front sail) outside of Santa Cruz, CA, on a pre race trial run.

It looks slightly faster than the race videos posted the other day, but its hard to tell visually, since they could be going against or with the current and wind.

Philippe Kahn founded Borland, invented the Camphone, and decodes human motion. He's also a fellow outdoorsman, splitting time skiing Tahoe and sailing in Santa Cruz. He'll share his Transpac 2009 sailing race with us live from the Pegasus Open 50. He and Richard Clarke set the race record for a double handed team in 2008 with a time of 7 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes and 50 seconds, besting all boats in overall time for that year. [Previous Pegasus Sailing posts on Gizmodo, Pegasus]

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