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Date Published: December 21, 2001
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Wind Spirit Sets Record
Windstar’s Wind Spirit just completed a record-setting journey across the Atlantic. The 148-passenger ship, one of a triplet-set considered a yacht-like cruise ship because of its sails (which are infrequently used on typical cruises in places like the Caribbean) crossed the ocean in 4.3 days. That’s no small feat -- even ocean liners like QE 2 traditionally take 5 - 7 days to make a transatlantic crossing -- particularly when you consider the ship covered 690 nautical miles totally by sail (though Wind Spirit did occasionally turn on the engines). The average speed was 6.7 knots and winds ranged from 10 to 25 knots.

The record? Wind Spirit beat its own -- in 1996 the ship crossed the Atlantic with 67 hours under sail.
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