While not quite as imposing as BMW Oracle's USA-17, the Vestas Sailrocket Mk.II is no less impressive. It's aiming to top 65 mph on wind power alone—the water-borne equivalent to going plaid—and break the short-distance world speed sailing record.
Oracle founder Larry Ellison takes his boat racing very seriously. His team's entry in last year's America's Cup, the USA-17, is actually capable of sailing faster than the prevailing wind. And not just by a little bit — 2.5 times faster.