Sweet… Vestas Sailrocket 2

Tror ni att Paul Larsen och hans Sailrocket 2 tar hem rekordet? Man verkar ha massor av problem med kavitation men har nya foils på gång. Skall bli spännande att följa.

VESTAS Sailrocket 2 has been designed and built to break through the real physical barriers that limit conventional craft. She is an evolution of the teams first boat and uses the same concepts for stability. VSR2 is ultimately a powerful, efficient and stable platform for testing high speed foil designs out at very high speeds in real world environments. The team are about to trial their second generation high speed foils. The first foils hit a peak speed of 54.4 knots but failed to provide the breakthrough they were looking for. The team feel that life really begins for this boat over 60 knots. They have learnt many speed sailing lessons the hard way and don’t expect an easy path forward. They are hoping that a real breakthrough will be made with the new foil and speeds over 60 knots will be reached in the next two months. They will be the first to acknowledge that whilst the team is confident… they haven’t done it yet.