sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : l’Hydroptère.ch damaged in Ruban Bleu record pursuit
l’Hydroptère.ch damaged in Ruban Bleu record pursuit

'l’Hydroptère.ch'    © Loris von Siebenthal/HYDROS

l’Hydroptère.ch sustained damage this afternoon during an attempt to break Lake Geneva’s Ruban Bleu, a speed record around the lake from and to Geneva, over sixty-six Miles.

Crewed by Daniel Schmaeh, Stéphane Dyen, Jérémie Lagarrigue, Guillaume Coyon, and Gaël Ledoux, l’Hydroptère.ch set sail from Geneva at 11:38 and completed the first part of the course in a remarkable time. After an hour and 20 minutes of sailing, the experimental hydrofoil catamaran was just short of Le Bouveret in an exceptionally fast time, shaving 20 minutes off the record it set last week.

'We were sailing at full speed, with the catamaran perfectly positioned on its hydrofoils, when one of the two hulls ploughed sharply into the trough of a wave. We slowed abruptly, and the hull suddenly snapped at the front link arm,' explains Jérémie Lagarrigue.

None of the crew members were injured, and the spar of l’Hydroptère.ch remained in place. The boat was towed to Lausanne, where detailed investigations will be conducted to discover the cause of the damage.

The Ruban Bleu record has been held since 2007 by Décision 35, skippered by Philippe Cardis in a time of 4:53:19.l’Hydroptère.ch has clearly demonstrated over the past few weeks that it is the fastest boat on Lake Geneva, but the conditions have not yet been right for setting a new record.

'That's what's unique about these records,' said Jérémie Lagarrigue: 'They are difficult to beat. We are determined to improve on the current speed, but we are also perfectly aware of the difficulties of this task. The bar has been set high, and we need everything to come together at the same time – good technology, good weather conditions, and a first-rate crew. We had all this in place, but fate had another plan today. It's only a temporary setback.'

l'Hydroptere.ch website


by MaxComm Communication

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99883

6:52 PM Thu 19 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



























America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




























PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT