[MHml] Re: Warp Speed 7.
Victery7 at bigpond.com
Wed Dec 22 22:43:38 EST 2004
Despite the confidence of the owner and the outlandish claims of tehe
designer (he and I had some exchanges in the press) the Warp Speed 7 never
did achieve any notoriety and I haven't heard of it for years.
Last time I recall seeing it was during a Bay to Bay race where I was
reporting. It was well back in the pack. Had trouble with breakages too if
my memory serves me correctly.
Actually Roy I believe Nick Parkyn emigrated to Canada, but I believe on the
other side of the country. That too was some time back.
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:56:32 -0800
From: Roy Mills <rsirfj at shaw.ca>
Subject: [MHml] Warp Speed Cats?
To: multihulls at steamradio.com
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I happened to be looking something up in a Multihulls issue of May/June
96 when my eye was caught by an article extolling the virtues on all points
of sail of a 7 metre /23 foot cat called the Wrap Speed 7 and one called
the Warp Peed 5.5/18 feet. designed by a Nick Parkyn. He comments on how
the 7.7 competed with Farrier F 24's in an Australian race etc etc, and it
seems that the boat relied on a mixture of planing hulls and underwater
foils for its performance. Since then I do not recall seeing anything more
about it, and just idly wondered if any of the Australian members on the
list have additional info about it. I presume that perhaps it did not meet
the somewhat extravagent claims made for it in the article??. Over the
last 8 years something definitive should have happened.
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