L’Hydroptère breaks the 50 knots barrier
The foiler announces 100 km/h as top speed in the South of France
samedi 5 septembre 2009 –
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Alain Thébault and his crew sailed by “only” 20 to 25 knots of wind.
They would have also beaten the speed records on one nautical mille with an average speed of 47,8 knots. One remembers that this was the top speed of the 40 meters long trimaran Banque Populaire V at the time of its record Record #sailingrecord on the Atlantic last month.
On its side, the Hydrofoil still announces a top speed of 54 knots ! That is to say 100 km/h. A speed recorded by the GPS on board…
Site officiel : www.hydroptere.com
Voir en ligne : Photo Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com
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