In early November, four thrill-seeking sailors navigated 660 miles from New York to Bermuda in just 66 hours. They were not traveling in luxury aboard a heavy-duty boat, with creature comforts and the ample horsepower required for most open-ocean voyages. These daredevils relied on a foiling boat—those small, blazingly fast seacraft usually seen flying along coastlines. Sailing this things across open water was once too dangerous to even attempt. Now it’s possible thanks to reengineering how these boats work and what they’re made from.
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