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Smokin! Aussie sets new 65.45 knot World speed record    

'The leeward pod is too high, as we top out at 68 knots - - Vestas Sailrocket 2'    © Helena Darvelid/VestasSailrocket

Australia's Paul Larsen has done it again- with an amazing new world record of 65.45 knots. Full details below.

65+ knots - Vestas Sailrocket 2 -  © Helena Darvelid-VestasSailrocket?nid=104349  


Sail-World is at the Phuket King's Cup where Matt Allen's newest IchiBan a 35 year old barnacle encrusted mooring keeper on Sydney Harbour, just seven weeks ago leads probably the toughest division after the first day.

Phuket King’s Cup 2012. Ichiban. -  © Guy Nowell/Phuket King's Cup   Click Here to view large photo


The Aussies are doing well at Sail Melbourne, we have full reports and we will be in Malaysia for the Monsoon Cup where the Australian father and son Peter Gilmour versus David Gilmour matches will be some of the highlights of this very big event.

Peter Gilmour has his hands full on day 3 at the Monsoon Cup 2011. Kuala Terengannu, Malaysia. -  © Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images  


Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan on day one of Sail Melbourne 2012 -  Jeff Crow-Sail Melbourne?nid=104349  



News from the Vendee Globe and lots more, in this news packed newsletter.

Hope you are having a great sailing week, we certainly are!!



by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
- 1:12 AM Tue 4 Dec 2012 GMT





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