The WSSR Council has now announced the establishment of a new World Record.
Vestas Sailrocket 2
Record: Outright World and World 'B' Division Sailing Speed Record
Venue: Walvis Bay. Namibia.
Name: Paul Larsen. AUS.
Equipment: Vestas SailRocket 2. Inclined rig Hydrofoil Proa.
Date: 16th November 2012. 17.02 hrs
Course length: 500 metres
Elapsed time: 16.41 secs
Speed: 59.23 kts
Comments: Current Outright Record: 2010. Kite Board. Rob Douglas USA. Luderitz, NAM. 55.65 kts.
Current 'B' category record: 2012. Vestas SailRocket. Paul Larsen AUS. Walvis Bay, NAM. 54.08 kts
A further claim for a speed in excess of the above is currently being assessed.