L’Hydropteré bateau à voiles est rapide

Posted By on February 28, 2007

Alain Thebault’s radical sailling trimaran Hydropteré broke the 50 mile per hour mark at 47.2 knots (54 mph) in a 25 knot wind — that’s twice the speed of the wind! The recorded, according to World Speed Sailing Record Council, is 48.7 knots, but then that was a windsurfer; its hard to compare the two sailing vessels in my opinion. Below is a French video clip showing just what sailing at 50 mph is really like … Il est sauvage! (here’s a great photo too)

Video of Hydropteré


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