Paul Larsen and SailRocket 2 are over the speed hump that could of been more of a mountain.
Essentially what happens is that the 3 floats that SailRocket 2 has build up a wave that they need to push over, much like a motorboat getting up onto the plane. This hump was at 8 knots, and they totally smashed it – 20 knots!
The team have a few bottle of Champaign that they are keeping ready for certain milestones, so for this little run they have popped the cork on the 10 and 20 knot bottles!
Well done Paul, well done SailRocket and well done to all the support team and boat builders involved in the project – can’t wait to see more of this speed sailing machine, they have estimated that 60 knots if possible with this new sailing boat.
So Paul Larsen has launched his new version of Vestas SailRocket today in Cowes IOW. What a beast!
Essentially this is a boat(actually half boat, half plane – see the video below) designed to break the current 500m sailing speed record, which is set at 55.65 Knots on a Kite Board (video below).
From the video on DailySail Paul is suggesting that this boat will do over 60 knots, which would be awesome. Just hope that they have it finished soon and can get it out, do some testing and start breaking some records.
Yeah Bloody Nice! Can we have a Go???
Want to see what 55.65 Knots looks like on a Kite board?? – 55 Knots on a Kite Board
Here is a Video of the Original Vestas Sail Rocket