The international race among sailors, kite surfers and wind surfers to be the fastest wind-powered boat on the planet is rapidly gaining momentum as speeds reach all-time highs.
French speed sailing trimaran,l'Hydroptere has broken yet another world record as its crew draw closer to two major milestones.
French trimaran l'Hydroptère is set to become the fastest wind-propelled boat ever after it reached a staggering 52.68 knots -- almost 60 mph -- in training for a world record attempt this month.
Frenchman Francis Joyon has broken the 24-hour distance record as he bids to beat Ellen MacArthur's record for going solo around the world.
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