Sailrocket Speed Sailing- live presentation

14 May, 2020

Live presentation about the world's fastest sailboat: Sailrocket. Aerotrope's director Chris presented his talk at the Tech Meet Up organised by Dev Ops in Brighton's Komedia in March 2020. 

Aerotrope are principal designers of the record-breaking Sailrocket 2, which at 65.45 knots average, smashed the outright world record in speed sailing three times in 2012- remaining unbeaten since. Unique insights into the design of the wingsail, hydrofoil and certain positioning of the sail and keel elements, not to mention some spectacular and interesting mistakes we learned from along the way. Of course Chris also shows the breathtaking record run and hints at a future reincarnation with Sailrocket 3...

 

Video credit: Rob Hesketh/ Broadlight Global

 

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