Heading for 50 knots Wot Rocket pictures

Another fish-eye lens view of Wot Rocket.
© Christophe Launay
Australia's Sean Langman, Martin Thompson and the Wot Rocket team are preparing the half sail boat, half sail plane for their first sea trials in Sydney this week. Their aim is the 50 knots 500 metre speed barrier.

Photographer Christophe Launay was beachside on Botany Bay with his fish-eye lens. You can be sure that those curved surfaces are dead straight.

The Wot Rocket project team assembling the half sail boat/sail plane at Kurnell in Sydney's south.
© Christophe Launay


Wot Rocket - the fish eye again. All the members are straight, not curved.
© Christophe Launay


Australia's attempt to reclaim the 500m world speed sailing record. Pilot Sean Langman and co-pilot Martin Thompson. The Wot Rocket project team assembling the half sail boat/sail plane.
© Christophe Launay


Pilot Sean Langman and co-pilot Martin Thompson in the control module of Wot Rocket.
© Christophe Launay