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Fastest speed on a yacht (women)

The women’s record for the highest speed reached under sail on water by any craft over a 500-metre timed run is by windsurfer, Karin Yaggi (Switzerland) who achieved 41.25 knots (76.4 km/h; 47.4 mph) on F2/arrows at Les Saintes maries de la Mer, France in April 2005.

Most socks sorted in 30 seconds

The most socks sorted in 30 seconds is 16, achieved by Reynald Nicod (France), in Courbevoie, France on 6 January 2012. This record was equalled by Paul Basil Smuts (South Africa), in Waterfall, Natal, South Africa, on 4 February 2012. This record was broken on the Guinness World Records Challengers site (Challengers tag: coinsmover and PaulS): http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/challenges/76-most-pairs-of-socks-sorted-in-30-seconds

Most prolific quick change illusion artist

The world´s most prolific quick costume change artist is Arturo Brachetti (Italy), who changed costume 22,500 times during 250 performances of the show L´Homme Aux Mille Visages, Paris, France in 2001–2002. His quickest costume change including shoes is 2 seconds, from black tail suit to white in full view of the audience. Arturo proved his ability changing from a black tuxedo into a costume with cow-like patterns in less than 2 seconds on the set of ‘Lo Show dei Record’ in Milan, Italy on 5 Continue reading →

Longest sailing ship

Sailboats can conjure up images of relaxing afternoons with friends out on the water or a dedicated group doing hard work on the jib. That’s to say, they’re smaller and more accessible than some of their larger, sea-faring counterparts. Well, people who think that have never seen the Wind Surf and Club Med 2 ships. These originally French-owned sister ships were christened Club Med 1 and 2 in 1989 and 1996, respectively. The Club Med 2 continues to operate as a cruise ship under its original name, while Continue reading →