Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back in Action

As you read this, l'Hydroptere, the fastest sailboat on the planet, is getting ready to set some more speed records. When we last heard from the crew, the boat had topped 60 knots for a short burst before breaking up in a spectacular failure on the water. 60 knots! There is no typo here! For the last 6 months, she has been in the shed receiving refinements and getting stronger. Last season the carbon trimaran broke two world speed records. l’Hydroptère broke a first record over 500 meters at an average speed of 44.81 knots. The second world sailing record was one over one nautical mile, this run made her the fastest craft in the one mile. We look forward to many more records from this flying trimaran!

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