A team of Australian sailors has broken the class C world sailing speed record with an official speed of 50.08 knots over a 500-meter course. This is slightly less than the outright record of 50.57 knots, set by a kiteboarder in 2008.
“During that run we hit a peak speed of over 100 km/hr (54 knots) and while the claimed average speed, (50.43) which is about to be sent for ratification, will be reduced to 50.08 knots due to the tidal allowance, we have sailed our craft in excess of 50 knots.
‘We will be making a claim for a new class ‘C’ record, which will be just shy of the current outright world record.
“It is the culmination of over 15 years of work by the team and their loyal group of supporters.”