|Sailrocket shredding the course|
If you watch the video of the day you can see that the bay is quite calm, the only obstacle being a flock of flamingos. Further offshore where Paul and Sailrocket start their run it’s a bit choppier but they need room to get up to speed before entering the 500 meter zone and even from way off Sailrocket looked to be moving fast. Onboard Paul is mic’ed up and you can hear the excitement on his voice. “That’s fast,” he keeps repeating as Sailrocket starts to fill the frame. “That’s fast. This will do it, this will do it,” Paul states almost matter-of-factly and then its clear that it has been a record breaking run. The peak speed for the day was 62.53 knots with the average over the course a new world record of 59.23 knot average. Simply amazing. Two days later, after the hangover had subsided, Sailrocket broke it’s own record peaking at 64 knots and averaging 59.38 knots.
|Paul Larsen celebrates|