Matthew Sheahan flies across the Solent aboard the world's fastest boat

This month’s issue (Aug) carries a story on what it’s like to charge across the Solent at speeds that would give the Red Jet passenger ferry a run for its money. In just 12-14knots of wind the foiling 60ft trimaran nudged 30knots. A couple of days later Alain Thebault and his crew scorched down the western Solent at 42 knots!

Here’s what it looked like from on board as racing and technical editor Matthew Sheahan tried to hold his box brownie steady.

And from another angle….