These SailGP boats literally fly out of the water and glide on their carbon foils. At speeds over 60mph. Simply amazing! And what an epic challenge this was.. Operating at sea, heavy winds, trying to locate our little dingy after flying a mile out in any direction. And not to mention tens of thousands of dollars in gear flying over the ocean.
Duane Hansen says he knew if he wanted to break the world record for pumpkin sailing, he had to grow the pumpkin himself.
A farmer in Nebraska who’s been growing 200–400-pound gourds for a decade, Hansen appeared well-suited for the task.
So, when his giant pumpkin, Berta, started adding 15 pounds per day, he got to work on his plan to turn it into a makeshift boat, one he says would carry him 38 miles down the Missouri River, from Bellevue to Nebraska City.