THE DAY THE RECORD
After ten years of trying, Australian Paul Larsen's Sailrocket team has
obliterated the outright world speed record
. Seeking to better the mark set by American kiteboarder Rob Douglas of 55.65 knots in 2010, Larsen last week piloted the inclined rig hydrofoil proa Vestas SailRocket 2 to an
unofficial speed of 65.45 knots on Walvis Bay, Namibia.
That's nearly 75 mph~