VESTAS Sailrocket Sailing Speed Record

On November 24, 2012 at Walvis Bay, the VESTAS Sailrocket 2 exceeded a 60 knot average speed for a sail run.

This video shows the third run of the day. The record attempt had been plagued by unusually light winds but they knew that on this day, Walvis Bay was going to deliver the goods. After 11 years of hard work on a 'roller coaster of highs and lows'... everything was in place for something big to happen. Founder and co-designer of the Sailrocket project, Malcolm Barnsley, had flown in to see his dream play out before his own eyes. VESTAS Sailrocket 2 has put a mark way up on the graph to show everyone what is possible.

*Record subject to WSSRC ratification

Aerial photography by Bernt Bruns.

Directed, filmed and edited by Ben Holder.