Sailboat smashes speed record

"Two days ago, the VSR2 snatched the record for 500-meter sailing speed by hitting speeds of 54.1 knots (62.2MPH). On the tail of that victory, the team tried again for the nautical mile record and smashed it—unofficially—as shown in the video above. During the record-breaking run, the VSR2 hit a peak speed of 64.8 knots (74.6MPH), which you can repeatedly hear pilot Paul Larsen calling "fast." It's especially impressive when you consider that most of the contenders for these records are kite surfers, which have the advantages of much less weight, and fewer points of contact with the water." - Gizmodo

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