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Friday, February 12, 2010

America's Cup

And what about the America's Cup?  Totally drowned out by the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

But, the US Team won the first round decisively, and with a radically designed boat that was able to hit 22 knots in a wind of less than 10 knots.  Go here to see a picture of our ship flying along.

Hat tip to Instapundit

Regards  —  Cliff

  Knots are like miles per hour.  A knot is one nautical mile per hour.  A nautical mile is about 6080 feet, which is longer than a statute mile, which is 5280.  Remember all that from Elementary School?  Me neither.  But, the upshot is that one knot is faster than one mph.  Please don't say knots per hour.  That would be acceleration and not speed.

1 comment:

lance said...

It's not really sailing when you have a wing with eight separate sensors and adjustments and you don't really have a crew on the grinders since it is all done electronically.