29 May '17, 11pm

Crossing The Atlantic In A 42 Inch Boat

Crossing The Atlantic In A 42 Inch Boat

In the world of sailing, there are many records to compete over. Speed records, endurance records, size records. The fastest crossing, the longest solo journey, the largest yacht. But not all records concern superlatives, for example in the size stakes, there are also records for the smallest vessels. The Atlantic crossing has been completed by a succession of ever smaller boats over the years, and the current record from 1993 is held by the 5’4″ (1.626m) boat Father’s Day . Records are made to be broken, and there is now a challenger to the crown in the form of the impossibly tiny 42″ (1.067m) Undaunted , the creation of [Matt Kent], who intends to sail the boat from the Canary Islands to the USA in around 4 months. The boat’s design is definitely unusual, with a square aluminium hull of equal beam and length, and a very deep keel that has an emergency drinking water tank...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/05/29/crossing-the-atlantic-in-a...

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