An amazing run by a record-setting hydrofoil

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It used to be true with autos that “you raced them on Sunday and sold them on Monday.” And it was also true that racing — cars, sailboats and powerboats —improved the breed. No better example than C. Raymond Hunt and the deep-vee.

There is still some trickle down in technology from the racecourse to the garage and boat slip, but my sense is that it is not as direct as it once was.

Regardless, that does not take away from the amazing record run of the Vestas Sailrocket 2 shown in this video on Walvis Bay in Namibia, Africa.

Paul Larsen averaged 59.23 knots over the 500-meter course in about 25 knots of wind in this new hydrofoil. Top speed: a crazy 63 knots.

Congrats to the Vestas Sailrocket 2 team and Happy Thanksgiving.

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