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  1. Vestas Sailrocket

    AND the new 65 knot outright!!!! Killer! http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/wssr-newsletter-no-219.-vestas-sailrocket-2-outright-sailing-speed-record-04/12/12.html
  2. Vestas Sailrocket

    Nautical mile record is official! http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/wssr-newsletter-no-218.-vestas-sailrocket.-outright-and-nm.-02/12/12.html
  3. Vestas Sailrocket

    The word from Larso - http://clarksail.com...ockets-big-day/ Best, Willy Thanks, Willy!!!
  4. SpeedDream sails

    Um, He was describing Speed dream. Not CT.
  5. Vestas Sailrocket

    Not overboard. Just truth. They designed the boat to hit 65 for an average in approx 26knots wind. Looks like they hit that goal. This means they have the keys to the speed kingdom and if desired, could scale up SR2 in a new boat to handle the higher loads of sailing in higher winds. The magic is the 2.5 x wind speed capability.
  6. Vestas Sailrocket

    This year, seriously? How the hell do you plan to retake the record any year with only 1.2 x wind speed? SailRocket2 goes out in 35 knots and well, you can do the math. You guys were just made obsolete for record setting.
  7. Vestas Sailrocket

    Go plug in the Flux Capacitor and shoot for 88mph!!!
  8. Vestas Sailrocket

    YIIIHAAAA!!! 65+/67+
  9. Vestas Sailrocket

    Geezuz were talking HIGHWAY SPEEDS. Completely over the top numbers. What an accomplishment. BRAVO ! 77.95mph will get you a speeding ticket in most US states. Think there are 80mph interstate highway limits outside Austin TX.
  10. Vestas Sailrocket

    If the Trimble data backs this up- that could be a 10 knot increase in the world record. 2010 Kite-board Rob Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 55.65 kts Just gobsmacked.
  11. Vestas Sailrocket

    HOLY FLYING BATCRAP, BATMAN!!!! Sailrocket Tweet- "Ok mental speed's!!! On the GT-31 gps 67.74 and an average 500m 65.37! Yihaaaaaaaaaa..." Average 65.73. I just can't get a handle on that....
  12. Vestas Sailrocket

    Done with the pissing contest? Back out on the course today with wind speed peeks of 31 knots. With a boat speeds around 2.5 times wind speed, this could be interesting. What Paul says about the loading in his blog- "The thing is that whilst we know we will have a lot more power if it's gusting up to 30... what we don't know is what the nature of our drag curve is up ahead. Is it gradual or is it another 'brick wall'. On paper we expect cavitation to happen just over 65 knots. That's on paper. How it manifests itself is yet to be seen. This boat is damned powerful and in 30 knots, sheeted in hard with around 65-70 knots of apparent wind it's going to be one hell of a tug of war between the wing and the foil. VSR2 is being optimised for a big number. The pitch of the main foil has been reduced by 0.25 degrees, fairings have been added to the front of the stub beam (which holds the foil) and the outboard flap that controls the height of the leeward float has had its negative pitch range increased to help me keep it all on the level. Yes I'm nervous. This is a big day."
  13. Vestas Sailrocket

    Yeah, I also deal with a 3 hour delay and it is a real PiA at times. Is this kind of thing not exciting for Scott? Good to see the update but it is kinda thin. Not even a pic.
  14. Vestas Sailrocket

    And the Hits keep on coming! New record in the nautical mile! From Paul's Blog- "(Hang on STOP PRESS: Trimble data in now... 55.32 knots for the mile subject to wssrc ratification. That's it). 63.98 knots 1 second peak... so definitely over 64 for a spike in there. ... and just marginally quicker than our previous best 500 meters at 59.38 knots... subject to wssrc stuff!" Just incredible work! Bravo!!
  15. Vestas Sailrocket

    Good Hunting, Paul!!