Greenbird land based sail vehicle sets record

Posted By on March 28, 2009


Sort of a short sailing/vehicle post today as I noticed that Richard Jenkins from the UK brought the land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle this month. He reached 126.1 mph in his Greenbird “car” … if you can call it that. It reminds me of an ice boat, but is and extremely efficient  and light weight carbon fiber composite vehicle that uses only metal in a few key places – wings bearing and wheels units. The “sail” is a solid wing design that resemble as a thin narrow airplane or glider wing rather than a sail.

The previous record was held by American Bob Schumacher of 116 mph in 1999, driving his Iron Duck vehicle so says a BBC report.


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