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Bendigo’s Ashby Crushes Land Speed World Record in Yacht

December 13, 2022 12:35 pm in by
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Bendigo man Glenn Ashby has smashed the wind-powered land speed world record. 
 
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Strathfieldsaye-raised World Champion sailor, Glenn Ashby, piloted the land yacht, named ‘Horonuku’, to 222.4k/ph with 22 knots of wind on Lake Gairdner in South Australia on Sunday night.  
 
Ashby later told media outlets that it was thrill to be a part of the event, however he believes the New Zealand Emirates team can go faster. 
 
He said the force and velocity of the land yacht was a “different game”.
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“It was certainly pretty puffy and shifty, I thought it was going to be difficult.” 
 
Ashby thanked both his Team New Zealand colleagues Matteo de Nora and Grant Dalton. 
 
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“Thanks for having belief in an innovative and cool technological program,” he said.  
 
The previous record was set by Brit Richard Jenkins almost 14 years ago. 
 
Image: Team NZ Emirates.
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