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Noukhada Adventure Company set another world record with the fastest circumnavigation of Yas Island by sailboat.

On Friday 30 September 2016 Noukhada set out from its sailing base at Yas Beach at 10:18 hrs and sailed clockwise around Yas Island arriving back at Yas Beach at 13:27 hrs.  This is 24 km in 3 hours 8 minutes.

The weather conditions were perfect with some 15 knots of wind gusting up to 20 knots on occasion.

The boat used was a Topaz Uno Race and this is a sailing dinghy with a small enough air draught to get under the five bridges linking Yas island to the main land and Saadiyat Island.  Noukhada hopes to improve on this record next month.


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