Friday, March 27, 2009

126.1 mph

Congratulations to Richard Kenkins for breaking the World Land Speed Record for wind powered vehicles. The 'Greenbird' driven by British engineer, Jenkins clocked 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h) , eclipsing the old, American held, record of 116 mph, set by Bob Schumacher in the Iron Duck in March 1999 at the same location.
More info on his website: (He's trying to go for the Land, Ice and Water records!)
An interesting time for speed under sail! It is great to hear that Paul Larson is well after his last crash at high speed, and is about to enter into another period of attempts on the World Sailing Speed Record.
And it could be any day that we hear if the next AC will be in Multihulls or not....
Oh and the Formula One circuit begins again this weekend, so I'll be looking forward to watching that. Looks like the smaller teams have got a march on the bigger teams early in the season, so could be interesting to follow.

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