l’Hydroptère improves her two speed records



Holders of the absolute speed record over one nautical mile and of the 500-meter record in Category D since April 2007, Alain Thébault and his crew have just improved their performances and established two new records:

  • an average of 42.98 knots* over one nautical mile
  • an average of 46.30 knots* over 500 meters

Accomplished off Napoleon Beach at Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, with a northwest wind blowing at 28 knots and a small swell of 0.6 meters, in the presence of Christophe Simian, WSSRC commissioner, these performances show the performance potential of l’Hydroptère.

* Pending ratification of the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC)

Photo Credit: Guilain Grenier

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  1. Quentin Parker 6 December 2008 at 7 h 46 min

    Congratulations! Bien sur. Now, lighten up the main hull, still too large, unnecessary. Add an aerodynamic cove shape to augment sails, shorten the hydro-dynamic fins, (add length for compound lift) and reduce more weight, throughout. Remember Crossbow II.

    LOL! easy

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