A certain Hobie Cat has now made the trip several times but has only recently deigned to send in their GPS files. They've been practicing hard and are getting pretty good.
Their last run was really fast.
As far as we know the marks were already up and their track goes outside the 40ft so it doesn't count for the Summer 2013 ranking, but with discussion going on about a new route this definitely stands as the fastest time on the new route!
Here's a video of the fastest time on the Summer 2013 course (Paul Keane's Laser) stacked up against the Hobie.
We didn't get the virtual start perfectly aligned, but it's close.
Paul's time of 46 mins is beaten by the new benchmark of 43 mins, although we need to recognize that rounding the 40ft did slow Paul on his run. Still, nice to see two completely different boats sailing a week apart, going in different directions around the island and still finishing within a few minutes.
It looks like we have two Braggers now. One with one hull and one with two hulls!