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Published on Jun 26, 2012
This is a wind powered vehicle that goes directly into the wind at more than 2X wind speed. This video was taken on 16 June 2012 at the New Jerusalem airstrip in Northern California. The vehicle was originally designed and built to go directly downwind faster than the wind, and set a world record by doing so on 2 July 2010, when it went 2.8X wind-speed directly downwind. The data from one of the runs on this video will be submitted to the North American Land Sailing Association for consideration for a direct upwind record. The vehicle is called the "Blackbird".