(Halifax, Nova Scotia- Oct 30)- Leave it up to our Canadian friends to push the envelope and have some fun on their new 111. On a spectacular cool, fall weekend, the Nova Scotians decided to mimic what the 55 knot kite-boarders were achieving in the Ludertiz Speed Challenge in Africa and do their own version- the Halifax 111 Speedster Experience! 20+ knots! The photo here is no joke, the 25 foot chase boat had a hard time keeping up with the 111 flying downwind. It’s 111 #5 off Halifax in a northwester, gusts to 25 TWS in flat water. Boat speed was a sustained 15-19 knots downwind; bursting to 20+ knots. 110 sq m asym and reefed main. Basically, it was a bunch of friends and potential owners having fun, no one was pushing the envelope. Just going for a “walk-in-the-park” 111 style! Why wasn’t anyone hiking? Because everyone wanted to drive!
Video taken by Jim Snair and friends.