At last I have the link to Jason’s really great video, which he has now published on YouTube, of the Sun Fast 3200 Amazon surfing down Heartbeat IV’s (Dufour 45) wake in this year’s Sunk Race to Holland in about 25 to 30 knots.
The first sequence is as Heartbeat IV comes through us to leeward (they started 10 minutes behind us) but just after they got through they did the most amazing broach and we then surfed through and it took another 20 minutes for them to pass us and that’s when the second sequence was taken, with us glued to their transom.
We surfed down Heartbeat IV’s wake for about 20 to 30 minutes and it really helped us to our class win and third overall for the Sunk Race. We covered the 90 miles from West Mersea to Ostend in just over 10 hours, unfortunately Oystercatcher XXVIII did it in 6 hours, but she is a 54 footer! The first 6 minutes are the best with lots of great shots of the new boat.