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L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm

Posted on 12 November 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: l'Hydroptère] l’Hydroptère’s record campaign in the Mediterranean ended in great style last Sunday as Alain Thébault and his ten crew members smashed the record over one nautical mile i.e. exceeding 50 knots.

An average speed of 50.17 knots * (92.91 km/h) over 1 nautical mile (1.852 km). That is the new record to beat over this distance.

L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm. Hyères, 7 November 2009. Photo copyright Guilain GRENIER – www.martin-raget.com

Since April 2007, l’Hydroptère has improved this record which was brought to 41.14 knots by Bjorn Dunkerbeck in October 2006 i.e. 9 knots under l’Hydroptère’s last performance. Today such a speed over this distance seems difficult to exceed.

This last record is a wonderful present for Alain Thébault, Thierry Lombard and the whole team as well as for their new sponsor Audemars Piguet rewarding them for their commitment and perseverance.

(*) subject to WSSRC ratification

L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm. Hyères, 7 November 2009. Photo copyright Guilain GRENIER – www.martin-raget.com

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i´d like to see this thing in the acc sailing against alinghi 5 and / or BOR90 in windforce 6+…………………..

  2. Anonymous Says:

    …I think this would be the only one left sailing or floating upright for that matter

Categorized | Hydroptère

L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm

Posted on 12 November 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: l'Hydroptère] l’Hydroptère’s record campaign in the Mediterranean ended in great style last Sunday as Alain Thébault and his ten crew members smashed the record over one nautical mile i.e. exceeding 50 knots.

An average speed of 50.17 knots * (92.91 km/h) over 1 nautical mile (1.852 km). That is the new record to beat over this distance.

L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm. Hyères, 7 November 2009. Photo copyright Guilain GRENIER – www.martin-raget.com

Since April 2007, l’Hydroptère has improved this record which was brought to 41.14 knots by Bjorn Dunkerbeck in October 2006 i.e. 9 knots under l’Hydroptère’s last performance. Today such a speed over this distance seems difficult to exceed.

This last record is a wonderful present for Alain Thébault, Thierry Lombard and the whole team as well as for their new sponsor Audemars Piguet rewarding them for their commitment and perseverance.

(*) subject to WSSRC ratification

L’Hydroptère smashes record over 1nm. Hyères, 7 November 2009. Photo copyright Guilain GRENIER – www.martin-raget.com

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i´d like to see this thing in the acc sailing against alinghi 5 and / or BOR90 in windforce 6+…………………..

  2. Anonymous Says:

    …I think this would be the only one left sailing or floating upright for that matter

  3. Anonymous Says:

    i´d like to see this thing in the acc sailing against alinghi 5 and / or BOR90 in windforce 6+…………………..

  4. Anonymous Says:

    …I think this would be the only one left sailing or floating upright for that matter

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