Hydroptere and Moth Worlds

Artist's rendition of Hydroptere




According to Wikipedia, Hydroptere is an experimental trimaran hydrofoil designed by Alain Thebault with help from the late Eric Tabarly. In October 2008 Hydroptere attained a record speed of 52.86 knots; however, this was over a shorter distance than the 500 meters required for an official world speed record.Hydroptere means "marine wing" in Greek.

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Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

How fast are they going?

Ralph Deeds 9 years ago

I don't know. Must be over 30 knots.

Jessica 9 years ago

Wikipedia claims they've reached 47.2 knots this year. From what I can tell, this is the video of when they clocked the 47.2 knots.

Ralph Deeds 9 years ago


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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Hydroptere exceeded its previous record speed in October 2008 hitting 52.8 knots in France. It claims to be the world's fastest sailboat.

liam 8 years ago

That is awesome. I would love to sail that.

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