Between surf events, John and a group of friends have spent the last few years testing the limits of smaller sailing craft around their home in the Hawaiian Islands. Looking to push their comfort zone further, John and crew begin to prepare VELA for an open ocean voyage larger than any they’ve made before.
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It’s been nearly a decade since Sailrocket set a new record to become the world’s fastest sailboat. Now two teams are hoping to set a new record with their radical designs
A little over a decade ago the race to create the fastest sailboat, or fastest sail-powered watercraft was on. Ultimately it was Vestas Sailrocket 2 that claimed a new speed sailing record with such a significant jump that the competition cooled for some years.
Now, a French team and a Swiss team are both hoping to set a new record and in so doing become the fastest sailboat known to man.
The 50 knot mark had long been referenced as sailing’s sound barrier due to the difficulty of making a craft capable of sustaining speeds over that elusive figure. But … More
Four of the world’s fastest oceanic boats take on a brand new race around the Atlantic. But will all the boats survive? We have the race covered. There’s also the latest footage of Italy’s Luna Rossa America’s Cup team foiling their AC75 in the Mediterranean. The longest and toughest double-handed transatlantic race is the Transat Jacques Vabre we bring you all race action.
World Sailing have announced the new windsurf class for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games – see it in action. The 20 year dominance in the Wave discipline ended in Maui at the last PWA World Cup event. There’s action from Hawaii as we reveal the new world champion. Francis Joyon breaks the first of four world records on his IDEC Asian Tour and the winners of the annual World Sailing Awards.
Hartas Productions is proud to present our biggest project yet. A short documentary on the International 18ft Skiff sailing regatta that takes place in Lake Garda each year.