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Sail Rocket is the world's fastest sailing boat!

Sail Rocket in action Photo:

The Hampshire-based designer of the world's fastest sailing boat has spoken of his joy and relief at breaking the world speed record.

The Vestas "Sail Rocket" team have spent ten years trying to realise their dream, and finally achieved it in Namibia on Friday night, reaching 59 knots, around 70 miles an hour. Back in Southampton, the boat's designer Malcolm Barnsley, said it's been worth the wait.