• l’Hydroptère improves her two speed records

    30/10/2008 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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