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65.45 Knots! 75.32 MPH ! 121.21 KPH – Vestas Sailrocket 2 Smashes World Speed Records – Including its Own

Just six days after Paul Larsen in the Vestas Sailrocket 2 broke the world speed record in Walvis Bay, Namibia, subject to confirmation by WSSRC, he has now sailed a 500 meter course at an average speed of 65.42 knots!  This is close … Continue reading

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Kite With the Wind – A Quest to Reclaim the World Speed Record

When thinking of sailing speed records, the first vessels that come to mind are Alain Thébault’s hydrofoil trimaran, l’Hydroptere or the aptly named VESTAS Sailrocket 2. Both are highly engineered high tech craft which have been under developement for years. … Continue reading

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