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SP-High Modulus goes off like a rocket

By PRW Staff
Posted 21 November 2012

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, helped the Vestas Sailrocket team to break the world speed sailing record.

On 16 November the Vestas Sailrocket team reached speeds of 59.23 knots (around 70mph) over the 500-metre course at Walvis Bay in Namibia. Sailrocket’s peak speed during the record breaking run was 62.53 knots in winds of just 25 knots.

SP-High Modulus has been involved with the Sailrocket project from the very early stages and supplied materials including prepregs from its SE 84LV and SE 70 product ranges and some dry reinforcements, along with technical services to the project.

Paul Goddard, general manager, marine, at SP-High Modulus, said: “Everyone at SP-High Modulus is delighted that Sailrocket team have achieved their goal of breaking the world speed sailing record. The team have put in a lot of work to make this happen and we congratulate them on their achievement.”


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