Sailing the HMS Bounty 2010 from Maine to Puerto Rico, at this point she was off Bermuda. The filmer Marc Castells had the camera on his head and he said that the weaves were over 18 feet ( 5,5 m) tall
It's a bit mindboggling, but by exploiting physics and geometry, a sailboat can reach speeds faster than the wind propelling it. Steve Mould demonstrates how in this video using some cool tabletop set-ups. (Image and video credit: S. Mould)
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