54.23 knots: World Speed Sailing Record

By Guido Trombetta on 1:02 AM ,
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Photo by Steb Fisher.

Australian Macquarie Speed Sailing Team with their wonderful boat Macquarie Innovation (formerly known as Yellow Pages Endeavour) has crushed this friday the World Speed Sailing Record powering down the 500m Sandy Point course at an average speed of 50.43 knots. With only 24 knots of wind, Macquarie Innovation managed to reach a whopping maximum speed of 54.23 knots (100km/hr) and became the first sailing boat in the world to complete an official 500m run in excess of 50 knots.

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