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Vestas Sailrocket sets new sailing speed record

From Paul Larsen: The title says it all. It's just soaking in now . . . with the Champagne. Calling friends, team members... all are family tonight. I'm sitting here with great French champagne all around and smiling people. VESTAS Sailrocket 2 sits outside on the lawn shivering lightly in the decreasing breeze. She has the noble composure of a race winning horse that struts around wondering what all the fuss is about.

We are downloading the TRIMBLE data now . . . There it is 59.23 knot average fresh off the TRIMBLE. 62.53 peak. Records subject to WSSRC ratification. The record currently stands at 55.65 knots (64 mph) and is held by American Kite Surfer Rob Douglas.


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17 November 2012 18:51 GMT


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