First Pacific crossing

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She used a 7.8. No not her sail, it was a 7.8 meter board. Pretty big. In fact, really big. I wonder if that means she used a 20 meter sail?

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Here's some additional info on the board and it's features. 7.8meters long, 550 kg, and a self-righting airbag system !

ESA Windsurfer Technical Features & Route

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She used a 7.8. No not her sail, it was a 7.8 meter board. Pretty big. In fact, really big. I wonder if that means she used a 20 meter sail?

Radny

"..... specially reinforced Neil Pryde Raf Jet sails (sized from 4.2 to 7.4m), together with X5 Carbon masts & X5 Booms.

IMAGE(<a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/images/events/news2003/raphaela_Le_gouvello1.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://www.neilpryde.com/images/events/news2003/raphaela_Le_gouvello1.jpg</a>)

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Let's see 4 sails , 4.7+ 7.4+(I'm guessing)5.6+6.4 = 24 meters total. Looks like she only uses one at a time, though.

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