Please select your home edition
Edition
C-Tech

Hydros bat le record du Ruban Bleu à bord de l'Hydroptère.ch

by MaxComm Communication on 21 Aug 2013
Lac Léman (SUI) - Magnifique performancedu catamaran Hydroptère.ch sur le parcours du Ruban Bleu © Loris von Siebenthal/HYDROS
Le catamaran volant l'Hydroptère.ch mené par Daniel Schmäh vient de battre le record du Ruban Bleu entre le Port Noir et le Bouveret, sur la distance théorique de 66.5 miles nautiques (123 kilomètres). Il améliore ainsi de plus de huit minutes le temps établi par Philippe Cardis en Décision 35 en 2007.

« Nous avons eu de magnifiques conditions de bise aujourd’hui », explique Daniel Schmäh, skipper de l’Hydroptère.ch. « Le vent a tenu dans le haut lac, ce qui est assez rare et qui avait manqué lors des dernières tentatives. Nous avons cassé un safran sur le retour, mais avons pris la décision de continuer car nous étions dans un bon timing. Nous avons dû tirer de nombreux bords vu la direction du vent, ce qui a d’autant plus rallongé la distance parcourue. »

L'équipe soutenue par Lombard Odier & Cie n’en était pas à son premier essai puisqu’il avait déjà tenté à plusieurs reprises de battre le record cette année, sans succès. En remportant ce record, l’Hydroptère.ch valide trois années de développement technologique et devient le troisième bateau à s’inscrire au palmarès du Ruban Bleu.

Equipage de l’Hydroptère.ch mardi 20 août :

Daniel Schmäh (skipper), Antoine Anceau, Yves Courvoisier, Stéphane Dyen, Guillaume Coyon

KZRaceFurlersZhik AkzoNobelb 660x82RS Sailing 660x82

Related Articles

Locals take victory in final leg to close out M32 North America Champs
The M32 Catamaran showed its potential at the inaugural North America Championship with eleven teams The M32 Catamaran showed its potential at the inaugural North America Championship with eleven teams ripping around Lake Michigan completing 14 races over the weekend with eight different race winners. The regatta served as the “test event” for the 2018 World Championship and Chicago delivered. Determining the M32 North America Champion came down to the last race with REV
Posted on 25 Sep
Narrow margins define leaderboard at Day 1 of M32 North America Champs
First day of racing in Chicago at M32 North America Champs saw multiple storylines unfold as battle lines were drawn The first day of racing in Chicago at the M32 North America Championship saw multiple storylines unfold as battle lines were drawn throughout the leaderboard with four sets of teams separated by only two points.
Posted on 24 Sep
Fighting talk ahead of RC44 Cascais Cup
Team Nika of Vladimir Prosikhin and third-placed Katusha of Alexander Novoselov have taken a regatta win each. After winning the RC44 World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden, last month with a race to spare, Team Nika are the favourites going into the penultimate event of the season.
Posted on 21 Sep
Rolex Middle Sea Race – One month out
The Royal Malta Yacht Club is confident of welcoming another impressive fleet to the island state of Malta. Unsurprisingly, given the history of the race and the country’s geographical proximity, Italy provides the largest contingent of competitors with 17 entries. Three of the past five races have been won by Italian yachts and, while defending champion Mascalzone Latino will not be in attendance this year, there is another Italian Cookson 50 in the shape of Endlessgame in the 2017 roster.
Posted on 21 Sep
Mayor leads welcome as the Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to San Diego
The penultimate Act of the global, high-speed sailing championship will be held metres from the shore of Harbor Island Two US-flagged wildcard teams were announced at the press conference, hosted by Coasterra restaurant, and they will enter the fray in San Diego as part of an eight-strong international fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans.
Posted on 21 Sep
GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup - .film Racing star of the penultimate day
Calvi was not making it easy for race officials on the penultimate day of the GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup. Calvi was not making it easy for race officials on the penultimate day of the GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup. With the wind blowing 20+ knots in the morning and into the afternoon on the Bay of Calvi, the foiling catamarans were kept ashore until 1530. Their arrival on the race course then coincided with the wind simply vanishing. Fortunately patience paid off and finally a light westerly wind filled in
Posted on 16 Sep
Britons Saxton and Dabson in action at Nacra 17 World Championship
Great Britain’s Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson pipped Spanish rivals at full speed across the finish line From the closest and most exciting finish to a World Championship Medal Race in the Olympic history of the multihull class, Great Britain’s Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson pipped Spanish rivals Fernando Echavarri and Tara Pacheco, foiling at full speed across the finish line to win the 2017 Nacra 17 World Championship title on the French waters of the Baie d’Aigues Mortes by La Grande Motte.
Posted on 11 Sep
Nacra 17 Worlds - Italians lead packed leaderboard after Day 3
The Italian tricolour flying highest over La Grande Motte in the South of France after Day 1 of gold fleet racing It is not Le Tricolore but the Il Tricolor, the Italian tricolour flying highest over La Grande Motte in the South of France after the first day of gold fleet racing at the Nacra 17 World Championships. As the intensity of the first day of gold fleet Finals racing took full effect, compounded by there being only one way to go off the high octane start lines, several top seeds made mistakes
Posted on 8 Sep
Nacra 17 Worlds - Americans penalised so GBR leads
American duo Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee lead the race after the first three qualifying races were contested in light As if to answer the question whether the younger generation can make a big impression at these first ever foiling championships, foiling kiteboarder and 49er racer Gibbs, 21, paired with Rio Olympian Chafee, 25, had opened with an opening second and two first places from their 24 strong Blue fleet group and were credited with the provisional early lead of the championship.
Posted on 5 Sep
Nacra 17 World Championship - Brave new world
The Nacra 17 class steps into a brave new world Tuesday as the first world Championship for the mixed sex Olympic catama The Nacra 17 class steps into a brave new world Tuesday as the first world Championship for the mixed sex Olympic catamaran in its new 'flying' foiling configuration starts on the Mediterranean's Baie d'Aigues Mortes off La Grande Motte in the south of France.
Posted on 5 Sep