Less than a fortnight ago, Paul Larson was concussed when Vestas Sailrocket crashed when he was going for the speed sailing record on Walvis Bay. Today, he and his strange craft are ready for another go. In Paul’s words: I committed the project to our third and final WSSRC ratified record period. As far as I can see… this will be it. We have until just after the middle of April to achieve our goal. It’s the culmination of nearly 10 years work. This boat has done a brilliant job in getting this far. I can’t think of another boat that has had a more tortured life and has still been capable of coming out number 1. She carries many scars from battle and what a battle it’s been. I think that on the last run she felt it was time that I took some of the damage… just so I know what it feels like!” Read on.