Originally Posted by cuttlefish
I think that the boat can be forgiven if it wobbles a little at 90 mph, don't you?
Absolutely - the difference is I have been racing that boat and its predecessor since 2000 and am familiar with its handling although I have to admit that was the first time I had been that fast, there was a sidewind but there were a full safety crews at both ends of the course and one in the middle. You can get most boats to chine walk, it's what you do about it that counts, and how well the boat is set up - steering play is one of the biggest causes of not being able to control chine walk together with a combination of the general set up of each individual boat.
I think the lesson here is if you're going to do something for the first time, or try and push the performance envelope, either in terms of speed or conditions, then don't go alone and take the necessary precautions!