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Win Bucket List for a day or $500. How fast will it sail?
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Jun 1, 2016, 4:58 AM

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After any teething troubles are sorted out, Bucket List will be sailed upwind and reaching. The gps recordings will be shown on

Upwind: It will be sailed upwind for 5 minutes, shunted, then upwind on the other board for 5 minutes. What will be the distance between the start and finish points?
Answer in nautical miles to two decimal places. eg, if it sails at 10 knots upwind and tacks/shunts through 90 degrees the distance between start and finish will be 1.17 nautical miles, Tacking angles less than 90 degrees will increase the distance.
Reaching: It will be sailed on the fastest point of sail. What will be the max speed? Answer in knots to one decimal place. eg 23.6 knots.

The location is the stretch of open ocean south of the Seaway, Gold Coast, Australia. 5 speed runs will be performed at varying windspeeds, at least one of them with the wind at The Spit weather station ( reading over 20 knots.

The prize is a days sailing (racing, cruising or just hooning around) on the prototype which would normally cost $AUS500. You can use it, cash it in after the boat’s first ‘charter’ or donate it to charity. The prize can be claimed on the Gold Coast or where ever the boat travels.

The winner will be the person who gets closest to the upwind distance. In the event of a draw, the top speed will be used as a tie break. If more than one entry gets both numbers correct, they will all get a free day.

One entry per email address.
Your initials will be used in the "entrant name" column unless you ask for your name to be entered.
Revise/update your entry as often as you like. Follow the rest of the build progress on the blog for updates on weights, launch date, etc.
Your contact information may be used by us to email you updates on Bucket List. It will not be used for any other purpose. Please let us know if you don't wish to receive updates.
Entries close the day of Bucket List's maiden sail. This is expected to be in August this year.

For information on Bucket List see: video explaining the boat web page build blog

Email your entry to and it will be added to the list at the bottom of Feel free to add a comment or ask any questions.

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