Newman hits 105

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Mike Newman is the fastest blind man on water, today he increased that speed to 105 mph.

Crewing Silverline with Drew Langdon, Newman pushed the UIM Marathon Class A Outerlimits hull to a new blind speed record.

The record run was particularly impressive because Silverline had only been launched late last night.

Silverline suffered a heart breaking sinking during last year’s Cowes Torquay Cowes race, in which it was recovered a day later.

The countless hours of work to get the boat back together certainly paid off for Newman and Langdon today.

Photos: Tim Tapping

John Moore

John raced Offshore Class 3 in the 80’s & 90’s.

He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.

He is the Editor of