For some people, sailing is a slow, relaxing hobby, a time to be at peace with the ocean and go where the wind takes you. Of course, like any human endeavor, someone wants to be the best…or in the case, the fastest.
Paul Larsen sailed the Vestas Sailrocket 2 to a world record speed of 68mph (59.38knots, or 110km/h)! That’s blindingly fast for any board, where 10-15mph feels ‘fast’ to most people. Awesome. The boat is purpose-built for this effort, and the technology behind it is really cool – check it out at the official website. Check out the video below, too!