The Hydroptere: 52.86 knots!


08/10/2008 –

The scientific team analyzed the measurements recorded during the day’s sailing session at Fos sur Mer. They revealed the exact top speed in the 5th run: 52.86 knots.

Alain Thébault:  “It is the first time that a sailing boat has crossed the wind barrier, that is, 50 knots. Now all we have to do is to stabilize this speed over 500 meters!”

Photo Credit: Gilles-Martin Raget

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