A group of mechanical engineering students from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada are close to finishing what they call Project Leviathan which they hope will break the world record for fastest human-powered water vehicle.  The current record is 21 mph and they expect Leviathan to reach 23mph.  They have been working on Leviathan for two years and it will finally make its attempt in the summer of 2015 in a sprint course.

 

To find out more, see the full article by Tanya Lewis on Live Science.