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Smokin! WSSR Council confirms 65.45 knot World speed record

by John Reed, WSSR Council on 4 Dec 2012
Beach shot, nautical mile - Vestas Sailrocket 2 © Helena Darvelid/VestasSailrocket http://www.sailrocket.com/
The World Speed Sailing Record Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record. Paul Larsen of Australia and Vestas Sailrocket 2 have set the new Outright World and World 'B' Division Speed Sailing Record.

Record: Outright World and World 'B' Division Speed Sailing Record

Venue: Walvis Bay. Namibia.

Name: Paul Larsen. AUS.

Equipment: Vestas SailRocket 2. Inclined rig Hydrofoil Proa.

Date: 24th November 2012. @ 13.32 hrs

Course length: 500 metres

Current: Nil

Elapsed time: 14.85 secs

Speed: 65.45 kts

Comments: Previous Outright and 'B' Division Record: 2012. Vestas SailRocket 2. Paul Larsen AUS. Walvis Bay NAM. 59.37 World Speed Sailing Record Council Vestas Sailrocket website









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