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Experimental sailboat posts astonishing speed

The speed-sailing world is spinning with news that Paul Larsen's Vestas Sailrocket 2 achieved a new high-tide mark in the speed-sailing Aussie's quest to remain the fastest sailor afloat.

Larsen has been sailing in Namibia this fall aboard his truly funky looking, 'half boat, half plane,” and his efforts have been paying huge dividends, especially in the past week.

“Just in after the most incredible run,” reported Larsen in a field dispatch. “A whole nautical mile dipping well into the 60s on each gust. We peaked near or over 64 knots and beat our previous 500-meter average.”

Click here for the full report by and click here to watch a video clip of the record run.