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I think the zero boyancy is just to lighten it up as much as possible for a speed run, or just to show it can do it. Every other pic I've seen of it, along with the other videos I've found show a pair of 'pontoons' or another type of flotation hull on it.
Really don't think that it is designed to be regularly sailed without the floats, the very end of the video I linked to earlier shows a pretty violent landing, even when it's cushioned by the pontoons. Violent enough to fold at least one pontoon.