A new world speed record for a sailing vessel was set today at more than 75 miles per hour.


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A new world speed record for a sailing vessel was set today at more than 65 knots, or 75 miles per hour. With video.

To give some perspective, the best the clipper ships ever did was 10-14 knots.

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  • That is impressive, but that run was only for a short distance. The 2500 ton clipper Champion of the Seas averaged over 19 knots for 24 hours (465 nautical miles), a record that stood for 130 years. Not bad for a ship built in 1854.

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