Amazing what a dose of obsession and some money can achieve.
A couple of weeks ago, the Sailrocket 2 became the fastest sailboat in history. This very nice clip shows it covering a nautical mile faster than anything powered by nothing more than the wind has ever done before. Average speed: 55.3 knots, which is 63.6 mph or just over 102 kmh. So they’re going faster, on water and under just sail power, than I’m allowed to drive on any road except a motorway in the UK. And their peak speed during the run? Almost 65 knots. 74mph, 120 kph. Which is faster than I’m allowed to go even on a motorway.
As I said: amazing what people can do. Kind of pointless on one level; full of point on another.