We have heard and read reports about how exceptionally windy Maui has been in the last weeks. It\'s been blowing nearly 40 knots every day for the last couple of weeks and it was only a matter of time before the “Maui boys" set a new Hawaiian 100m Speed record. It was Pieter Bijl, an “adopted" Hawaiian, who broke this record last monday. Pieter set the new 100m record for Hawaii at 41,4 knots using a Fanatic Falcon with a 28 cm Vector fin and a Neilpryde prototype sail.

His GPS record: max: time m km/h knots 16:33:12 21.7 78.0 42.2

100m: time s km/h knots 16:33:14 4.7 76.4 41.4

10s: time m km/h knots 16:33:15 201.3 72.5 39.2

The Maui Vmax Speed ladder for 2008 stays this way then:

Name Class Speed

1 Pieter Bijl Open 41.4 2 Tom Hammerton Open 38.8 3 Alex Aguera Open 38.7 4 Eric Beale Open 38.5 5 Jacques Pauvert Open 38.3 6 Peter John Open 37.2 7 Ted Hunter Open 35.1 8 Hajime Nakajima Open 35.0 9 Matt Daniels Open 34.8 10 Chris Adamson Open 34.3 11 Chris Lockwood Open 33.4 12 John Smalley Open 33.0 13 Mark Nelson Open 31.6 14 Craig Mann Open 30.9 1 Chris McNeil Wave 31.2 2 Carl Grundy Wave 31.1 3 Sven Zedlick Wave 29.1 4 Olaf Sutor Wave 28.7 5 Tom James Wave 28.5 6 Ugo Ginanni Wave 28.1 7 Erik Lawrence Wave 26.7 1 Carine Camboulives Women 28.7 2 Erin Iberg Women 21.7 3 Kristen Women 16.8

Photo Credit: www.fanatic.com