By David Newble
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A SAILING speed record being chased by a craft designed and built on the Isle of Wight looks on course to be smashed.
The Vestas Sailrocket 2 is reported to have reached a speed of 61 knots in a world record speed sailing attempt off the coast of Namibia, West Africa.
The craft, designed and built by a team of experts at Vestas in East Cowes, must sustain an average speed of more than 55.65 knots (64 mph) to break the current record, held by a kite surfer.
Sailrocket, which first attempted to break record last November and returned to Africa in September following modifications, is currently averaging 54 knots but reached a peak speed of 61 knots yesterday (Monday).
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