Sailrocket 2 sails over the hump - Video
by Paul Larsen on 20 May 2011
Paul Larsen and the Vestas Sailrocket 2 (VSR2) crew are in Walvis Bay, Namibia chasing the Outright World Sailing Speed record.
Vestas Sailrocket 2 is over the hump Vestas Sailrocket - copyright http://www.sailrocket.com
Vestas Sailrocket 2 was unveiled in March on the Isle of Wight and then packed and shipped to Namibia. Since then she has undergone a series of trials and testing runs.
From skipper Paul Larsen:
So here's the video as promised. It's taken Helena some time to get it sorted and uploaded via an African internet... but compliments to all as here it is in HD.
This one puts you right in the cockpit for what was an exciting little ride. Especially as we didn't really expect this to happen.
I was actually holding her back a bit by keeping the wing stalled until I was sure my 'house was in order' if she really took off.
It was a very significant moment for the whole team. Now for the fast stuff.
Enjoy the ride. I did!