Speed & the Cavitation Barrier

Cavitation happens to foils at high-speed.  It has limited boat speed for years, including the catamaran’s of the 34th Americans cup.  But now the game is about to change as Paul Larsen’s SailRocket has smashed the sound barrier of sailing.

article: How a Boat-Plane Hybrid Shattered the Sound Barrier of Sailing

by: Adam Fisher

As of 24th of November the world sailing speed record stands at 65.45 knots (average speed over 500m)

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