Watch This Insanely Speedy Sailboat Smash A World Record

When you think speed, your mind probably jumps to engines and rockets, but the record-setting Vestas Sailrocket 2 opts for something a little more natural: wind. The VRS2 has been gunning for records for a while now, and it seems that they've broken not just one, but several. » 11/24/12 4:00pm 11/24/12 4:00pm

SailRocket Hits Freeway Speeds on the Water—Sadly, Without Rockets

While not quite as imposing as BMW Oracle's USA-17, the Vestas Sailrocket Mk.II is no less impressive. It's aiming to top 65 mph on wind power alone—the water-borne equivalent to going plaid—and break the short-distance world speed sailing record. » 11/23/11 1:00am 11/23/11 1:00am