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Smokin! WSSR Council confirms 65.45 knot World speed record

'Beach shot, nautical mile - Vestas Sailrocket 2'    © Helena Darvelid/VestasSailrocket

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 kts

World Speed Sailing Record Council website
Vestas Sailrocket website

Front float levitation - 65+knots and charging for the gate -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Malcolm and George watching VSR2 power past - For Malcolm, this is a lifelong dream -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Vestas Sailrocket 2 -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

The leeward pod is too high as we top out at 68 knots - The wing is eased as I try to bring it all back to earth -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Vestas Sailrocket2 at the end of speedspot -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Painting rainbows down Walvis Bay ’Speed-Spot’ - There’s a pot of hydrodynamic gold at the end of this one! -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Writing the results -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Get our champagne dealer on speed-dial -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  

Everyone who was there on the Magic day, VESTAS Sailrocket was hitting peak speeds just over 68 knots on this day and and average speed over 500m of 65.45 knots (WSSRC ratification pending) -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket  


by John Reed, WSSR Council

  

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