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51,36 knots : L’Hydroptère takes the absolute record

Alain Thébault’s 60’ foiler breaks Alexandre Caizergues’ kite record

Saturday 5 September 2009Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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L’Hydroptère has registered 51,36 knots of average speed Speed #speedsailing over 500 meters on Friday 4 september, in the bay of Hyères in the South of France.

L’Hydroptère breaks the 500 meters record Record #sailingrecord previously owned by the french kitesurfer Alex Caizergues who was the second to break the 50 knot barriers and record Record #sailingrecord holder with 50,57 knots. A performance made in Namibie last year.

Alain Thébault and his crew have also broken the mille record improving thespeed of 43,09 knots to 48,72 knots.

- Presse info Marlène Colegrave /
- Translation Ch.Guigeno

View online : Photos Gilles Martin-Raget /

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