Friday, November 13, 2009

l'Hydroptere smashes World speed record over one nautical mile

Got this off

L'Hydroptere's record campaign in the Mediterranean ended in great style last Sunday as Alain Thebault and his ten crew smashed the record over one nautical mile, exceeding 50 knots.

An average speed of 50.17 knots (92.91 km/h) over one nautical mile (1.852km) is the new record to beat over this distance.

Alain Thebault and his crew members now have the speed records on both distances over 50 knots, that is 51.36 knots over 500 metres and 50.17 over one nautical mile

Since April 2007, L'Hydroptere has continually improved the existing records over these distances.

Seeing the've just recorded an amazing speed over the nautical mile looks like the Windsurfers will now have a hard time getting the records back but i am sure Antoine Albeau, Finnian Maynard and Bjorn Dunkerbeck will give it a go to get them back over the next couple of winters. At least with Anders Bringdal onboard L'Hydroptere, a windsurfer is involved at setting these amazing speeds.

Checkout some of the photo's of L'Hydroptere below

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