Shearwater 45 "Maggy May"

 
Published on Aug. 1, 2012
Channel: Dudley Dix
Category: Sports
Source: Youtube

This video was taken by the skipper of a 54ft yacht in the Caribbean. The situation was that the skipper questioned the legendary speed under sail of the Shearwater 45, so Steve Hunt, the owner of "Maggy May", challenged him to a race to the next island and gave him a head-start of nearly 40 minutes. This was taken as the 45 sailed past him. It continued through his lee and arrived in port an hour ahead of the 54. See more info at http://dixdesign.com/sh45.htm .