World’s Fastest Sailboat: Vlad Murnikov at TEDx
Sailboat designer Vlad Murnikov has spent his life using radical and innovative ideas to challenge the sailing status quo, changing the way we see boats and their relation to speed. Vlad was the creative force behind the first ever Russian entry into the world’s top ocean competition, the Whitbread Round the World Race. He went on to design both luxury yachts and powerboats for Ted Hood and high-performance sport boats, including the MX-Ray, the first single-handed skiff with an asymmetric spinnaker. Vlad’s current project, SpeedDream, is a quest to build the world’s fastest oceangoing boat.
We believe that the true impact of this daring project will extend far beyond setting new sailing records, no matter how lofty they are. Through the SpeedDream innovative media communication devices, we will take sailors and non-
SpeedDream is a quest of turning something that seems impossible today into reality.