Last week (25 Jan), l’Hydroptère reached the record speed of 47.2 knots and, according to their measurement system, she beat the 500 meter distance record in her category as well as the absolute record for the nautical mile.
by hydroptere media
After a few training sessions spent on the adjustment of the boat, l'Hydroptère has now entered a new phase of 'Performance' from the beginning of January. More than 14 knots in 6 seconds: this incredible acceleration has enabled l'Hydroptère crew to beat their own record of 46.5 knots, set only four days earlier.
The crew is now increasing the number of training sessions to define the best conditions and boat configuration to enable her to reach her first objective.
The first two records Alain Thébault and his crew would like to beat is the 500 meter record, held by Techniques Avancées with 42.12 knots and the Nautical mile record, held by Finian Maynard with 39.97 knots.
During a training session, our measuring system recorded a run at 43.05 knots on 500 meters and 41.74 on one nautical mile which prove the reliability and potential of l'Hydroptère in the 5th version.
The completed improvements on the structure over the last nine months in the shipyard, plus the optimizations carried out since her launch, have made it possible to have a prototype technologically accomplished, with an incredible speed potential.
The speed peak recorded at 47.2 knots proves that the boat and her crew are ready to take up the challenge as soon as possible i.e. the absolute sailing speed record set at 48.7 knots on 500 meters.
Everything is being done to accelerate the certification of the speed reached before Port Haliguen, in Quiberon Bay, in order to make those first speed breaking records official for l’Hydroptère.
Alain Thébault and his crew are confident. Step by step, they will reach their objective i.e. beat the absolute sailing speed record.
Event website: http://www.hydroptere.com
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9:50 PM Tue 30 Jan 2007 GMT
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