While the fastest kiteboarders and windsurfers are improving their speed records in the raceway of Luderitz, the super fast yacht Vestas Sailrocket 2 was trying to set a new mark, in Walvis Bay, only 500 kilometres away.
The Vestas Sailrocket 2 was speeding up on the 13th attempt, in moderate 25-knot winds, when the new world speed sailing record arrived.
Paul Larsen and his sailing craft averaged 59.23 knots over the record 500 meter course and peaked at over 63 knots. After 10 years of hard work and constant fine-tuning, he did it.
“We are buzzing. No one has done this with a sailing boat before. This shows how unique and revolutionary the boat is”, explains Paul Larsen.
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