Tweet from the VESTAS Sailrocket 2 team, 16 November 2012, 17:34:13:
"That's it... We've smashed the arse off it! 59 knot average."
Not long before they break 60 knot average!
Humm! Why they don't say that they have beaten the world record!!!!????
What I have heard was that the "Vestas Sail Rocket" went to a top speed of 61.92 knots but that over a distance of 500 meters the average speed was 54.08 knots, not enough to beat the existing world record.
Anyway the speed record is (or was) at the hands of a kit surfer: Rob Douglas 500-meter average speed of 55.65 knots.
Anyway the sad new is that Hydroptere had lost the sponsor. I guess that had to do with the fact that they had taken the boat all the way to America just not to find the right condition for a trans pacific record, not even an attempt. I guess that the management in what regards publicity returns was just a bad one
I hope they can solve that because it is on that boat I am interested not really in Vesta or kite surfing.
Well, a sail world record is a record and I am interested in that so, have we or not a new sail speed record?
They need to update this anyway
500 Metre Records