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French Kiteboarder Aims to Break World Speed Sailing Record in Moonshot #1

7th February 2022
Syroco's high-tech speed sailing craft. See video below
Syroco's high-tech speed sailing craft. See video below

Meet Moonshot #1, Syroco's high-tech speed sailing craft. The project led by French kiteboarder Alex Caizergues aims to break the world speed sailing record.

The goal of Moonshot #1 is to dethrone Vestas Sailrocket 2's 2012 record set at 65.45 knots (121.21 kilometres per hour) over 500 metres in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Moonshot #1 expects to reach 80.99 knots (150 kilometres per hour) by the end of 2022, most likely in the south of France, where Syroco has its headquarters.

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