ST1974 : Catamarans off Mermaid Quay

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Cardiff/Caerdydd, Great Britain

Catamarans off Mermaid Quay
Catamarans off Mermaid Quay
GC32 catamarans preparing for the Extreme Sailing Series races in Cardiff Bay over the bank holiday weekend. Penarth Head is in the centre background beyond the barrage.
Extreme sailing 2016, Cardiff Bay :: ST1873
Extreme sailing consists of a series of stadium racing events which are held at international locations.
Cardiff was the venue for the 3rd event of the 2016 series; the previous two being in Oman and China.
The craft racing are foiling GC32 catamarans which are 10 metres in length, have three sails with a total area of 173.5 square metres and a mast height of 16.5 metres.
As the craft increases its speed, the hydrofoils lift the hull up and out of the water giving speeds of up to 72 kilometres/hour.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ship 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1920 7428 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.7022N 3:9.8671W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1919 7443
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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