Woop Woop! Team Aerotrope broke open some champagne today as Paul sailed Vestas Sailrocket 2 into 56.09 knots peak speed, averaging 53.1 knots over 500 metres at speed spot in Walvis Bay, Namibia. This makes Sailrocket faster than the previous fastest boat Hydroptère. Right now we are sitting with bated breath, following Sailrocket's Twitter feed as they are out for more runs. While the new Class B record is awaiting official ratification by the WSSRC we all have our eyes on 60 knots peak speed, which Sailrocket 2 is capable of. Keep checking for news!
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