The Thorpedo – Now The Fastest Man in the World

Steve Thorp officially takes the fastest ever maximum speed whilst sailing at West Kirby…

Steve Thorp hanging out at the wall – Photo, Will Rogers

The UK’s very own Steve Thorp is well known for his commitment to our sport. Almost putting more miles on the clock than the average aircraft pilot, he has got more dedication than we can even begin to describe. This might explain why he can rig up, and be on the water, before even the sun shows a glimmer of its face, just to get the perfect speed run.

It has at last been officially confirmed that the Thorpedo is now the fastest man in the world. If you follow his blog you would have already noticed that he modestly quotes ‘my second gps was fine, and still gave me the fastest ‘2 second max’ time ever on gp3s of 50.48 knots! Obviously I’m beyond chuffed with that’.

We all know only too well that this is not the goal for Thorp and he will continue scouring the nation for the perfect forecast in both waves and speed. So don’t expect it to stop here and was that 54knots he had recorded really just a brief defect in the satellite signal…

All the finer details and the stats on Thorps blog here –


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