VESTAS SAILROCKET moving to 50 kts.

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Chris Ostlind, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Chris Ostlind

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  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Wow, what an effort, I wish them well.... 50 on Melbourne Cup day?
     
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    i do like sailrocket's concept and yeah, it's a race
     
  4. Gary Baigent
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    nationality rears its ugly head

    Yes, Paul Larsen is an aussie but although the aussies will gladly take the kudos for this amazing craft, I thought it was mostly an effort from the UK. I could be wrong of course.
     
  5. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Care not of the nationality, Melbourne Cup is run and done - - so maybe they did not have the right winds... It is a magnificent challenge and a very sexy craft to be using to push the limits....
     
  6. Chris Ostlind

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    SAILROCKET steps up

    47.35 Knots

    http://www.sailrocket.com:80/live/?q=blog/3

    Of course, there will be all sorts of things to look at now by WSSRC and it's quite likely that the number will be adjusted, but for right now, it looks interesting.
     

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  7. Doug Lord

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    Congratulations to the sailrocket team for the new record-hope it gets ratified.The peak speed was over 50 knots before the horrific crash-glad Paul wasn't hurt!
     

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  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Very courageous and fortunate adds new meaning to "He was flying", on the question of how fast....? Good to see the limits being pushed I would prefer to see video of a successful run with a) MAX SPEED and b) 1 nautical mile record with sound as I bet everything literally HUMMED....

    Fantastic effort and all praise due and deserved.....
     
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  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Bloody Magic, Congratulations to all....!
     
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