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Macquarie Innovation - 1st yacht to 50 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Basil Cambanis   
Thursday, 09 April 2009 05:40
On 26 March 2009, the impressive Australian yacht set a new 'C' class world record of 50.08 knots over 500 meters with a peak speed of 54 knots, skippered by Simon McKeon, co-pilot was Tim Daddo.
Simon also skippered the famous "Yellow Pages" which set an outright record of 46.52 knots in 1993 which lasted for 11 years.
Sadly a week later they had a major crash while trying to beat the outright record of 50.57 set by Alex at Luderitz :

Also very impressive is the new sail powered landspeed record at over 200 kilometers an hour :


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