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500 meters record

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

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

samedi 5 septembre 2009Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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

L’Hydroptère breaks the 500 meters record previously owned by the french kitesurfer Alex Caizergues who was the second to break the 50 knot barriers and record 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

Voir en ligne : Photos Gilles Martin-Raget /

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