High Speeds for SailRocket

Paul Larsen hits 53 knots in the Vestas Sailrocket 2.

In an unofficial 500-meter run, Paul Larsen's Vestas Sailrocket 2 shot across the water at 50.98 knots, with a peak speed of 53 knots. Larsen will need to go 4.5 faster to beat the 500 meter speed record, held by kiteboarder Rob Douglas. Stay updated on his attempts at sailrocket.com.