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The world's fastest skate sail, 120 km/h, 75 mph.

Copyright © 1997-2009 Anders Ansar. All rights reserved.

 

[Four wing
                  sails]
A nice collection of wing sails posing before the start of a race. Note the stabilizer on the wing to the left.

The wing skate sail is, as far as I know, the world's fastest skate sail. The sailor stands inside the wing with skates on his feet. The wing hangs on his shoulders and he leans into the wind to balance the the force of the wind. It sail up to six times faster than the wind. It is an easy to learn sport as long as you can skate.

Top speed is some 120 km/h (75 mph), we have measured 95 km/h (59 mph in a 6.5 m/s (13 knots) breeze but we sail in almost twice as strong winds. I beat Skeeter ice boats when I sailed in the USA. I have also been in the Russian city St. Petersburg with the wing, but the ice was to rough for sailing. I have sailed it on an Alp lake In northern Italy, Europe.

The wing skate sail is my contribution to high performance sailing.

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