On this second day of Racing Aeolus, on August 22, 2014, when the preliminaries took place, Canadian team Chinook ETS set a new world record with a ratio of 96.91%! They did this in their second run of the day, in the morning. Their first run, a short while earlier, already broke the world record of last year of 82.6% with 88.33%. The new world record of 96.91% means, that Chinook almost drive as fast against the wind, as the wind itself!
To calculate this ratio, the speed of the vehicle (Vcar) and the average wind speed and direction during the race over 500 meters dyke, is being measured (Vws). The ratio of Vcar / Vws shows how efficient the vehicle races against the wind.
Saturday, August 23, the finals will take place. We wonder if it’s possible for either Chinook or any other team to set even a better world record than this one. To be continued!
Here you can download all the results of the races: