Episode 1(of 3)---Gitana 17-The Facts:

---"...you position yourself at 90 degrees to the wind with a skate wing pushing you along and the boat flies." (Guillaume Verdier refers to the lifting foil on the daggerboard as a 'skate wing'.)

---Regarding speed(38-45 knots): " None of us, not even Race HQ could believe it."

--- When disaster struck Gitana 17 was about 30 miles ahead of the next closest Ultim.





Episode 2:
---Speed 42-44 knots in 4.5m (14.8') waves!
---Quote from Guillaume Verdier: "We're at an historical watershed in sailing...".