50,17 knots : L’Hydroptère gets the mile record
Alain Thébault breaks the 50 knots barrier over one nautical mile
Thursday 12 November 2009 –
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Alain Thébault : “For 30 years, passion and daring have carried me forward, but this victory really belongs to our indomitable, tight-knit team. The historic record Record #sailingrecord of more than 50 knots over one nautical mile is powerful because it lies at the frontier between the twin capacities of this extraordinary flying trimaran that is both a high-speed Speed #speedsailing craft and an ocean-going sailboat. Our team now holds the top two speed Speed #speedsailing records in the world, 51.36 knots over 500 metres and 50.17 knots over one nautical mile, and we can now concentrate on ocean sailing in 2010."
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2 February 2005 : Crossing the Channel fastest than Blériot’s plane
4 April 2007 : Two speed records.
4 September 2009 : outright record : 51,36 knots / 500 metres. top speed : 55,5 knots (103 km/h) in Hyères (France).
8 November 2009 : Record over one mille : 50,17 knots in Hyères
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