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2011年11月13日 (日)

SailRocket, Going for a blast

Going for a blast
Radical wingmasted SailRocket hits a top speed of 54 knots in this video, to one journalist’s surprise
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This video shows a terrifyingly high-speed run made recently by Vestas SailRocket, the wingmasted speed machine being wound up to a potential new world speed sailing record in Namibia.

Skipper, sailor and co-inventor Paul Larsen took journalist Adam Fisher from Wired magazine for a ride and, by coincidence, set off on his fastest run to date hitting 54 knots. He says: "Neither of us expected to go quite that fast. I don't think he realised what was going on - in fact, I know he didn't!"

Goingforablast_2_2 Paul adds: "I can't tell you how satisfying it has been see the new boat effortlessly leapfrogging up the speed ladder. Progress has come in big chunks. I still don't know exactly how this is all going to unfold, but I guess that's the fun bit."
Looking at this, part of me deeply envies the Wired journalist's experience. But another part of me thinks it's totally hair raising, especially the dial up at the end as they are closing the port at literally breakneck pace.


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Yachting_world_3 Yatching World.com Nov 4;http://www.yachtingworld.com/blogs/elaine-bunting/530069/going-for-a-blast

Related article:
2010-12-11「WHO IS FATEST? Kite vs Moth vs 49er」http://ventoorientale.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/12/who-is-fatest-k.html
2009-05-20「If it doesn't float, is it a 'boat'?(浮いていない場合、これは’ボート’だろうか?」http://ventoorientale.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/05/if-it-doesnt--2.html

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