50,17 knots : L’Hydroptère gets the mile record
Alain Thébault breaks the 50 knots barrier over one nautical mile
jeudi 12 novembre 2009 –
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Alain Thébault : “For 30 years, passion and daring have carried me forward, but this victory really belongs to our indomitable, tight-knit team. The historic record of more than 50 knots over one nautical mile is powerful because it lies at the frontier between the twin capacities of this extraordinary flying trimaran that is both a high-speed craft and an ocean-going sailboat. Our team now holds the top two speed records in the world, 51.36 knots over 500 metres and 50.17 knots over one nautical mile, and we can now concentrate on ocean sailing in 2010."
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2 February 2005 : Crossing the Channel fastest than Blériot’s plane
4 April 2007 : Two speed records.
4 September 2009 : outright record : 51,36 knots / 500 metres. top speed : 55,5 knots (103 km/h) in Hyères (France).
8 November 2009 : Record over one mille : 50,17 knots in Hyères
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Audi MedCup : Barker & Dalton TP52 champions
500 meters record : 51,36 knots : L’Hydroptère takes the absolute record