The WSSR Council announces the the establishment of a new World Record.

Record: Outright World and World “B” Division Sailing Speed Record 

Venue: Walvis Bay. Namibia.

Name: Paul Larsen. AUS.

Equipment: Vestas SailRocket 2. Inclined rig Hydrofoil Proa. 

Date: 16th November 2012. 17.02 hrs

Course length: 500 metres

Current: Nil

Elapsed time: 16.41 secs

Speed: 59.23 kts 

Comments: Current Outright Record: 2010. Kite Board. Rob Douglas USA. Luderitz, NAM. 55.65 kts.

Current “B” category record: 2012. Vestas SailRocket. Paul Larsen AUS. Walvis Bay, NAM. 54.08 kts

A further claim for a speed in excess of the above is currently being assessed


John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council