The Engineering Club<br>Sailing Night: how to break the outright world speed sailing record


Following the success of Cycling Night: how to break a world track record, Malcolm Barnsley and Paul Larsen of Sailrocket will explain how to break the outright world speed sailing record, which they achieved in November 2012.

Vestas Sailrocket 2 is a carbon fibre boat manufactured on the Isle of Wight to capture the sailing speed record. The project then relocated to Namibia where ideal conditions occur on a regular basis. Here the Sailrocket became the fastest boat on the planet with a 500 meter average of 65.45 knots (121.1km/h). Design engineer Malcolm Barnsley has a long history in speed sailing and has worked on five previous projects to break the record. Co-speaker, Australian Paul Larsen has sailed some of the wildest and fastest boat on the planet.

Free to attend. Booking essential.
Places are limited with priority to Engineering Club members.