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Hydroptere and Moth Worlds
Artist's rendition of Hydroptere
9-5-09 Hydroptere Breaks 51 Knots, a Record
- ISAF : L\'Hydroptere Breaks 51 Knots
Hydroptere breaks sailing speed record. Hits 51 knots.
Hydroptere Hits 61 knots, capsizes 12-22-08
- Hydroptere hits 61 knots, then capsizes
Hydroptere hits 61 knots (70 mph) and capsizes before achieving a new world sailing speed record off Napoleon Beach on the Mediteranean.
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.
Holy Hydroptere Over 60, then OVER!
- Holy l'Hydroptere! Sailing Over 60 knots then Turtled | YachtPals.com
l'Hydroptere has made another sailing record. The giant flying trimaran Hydroptere lifted off today, and hit a momentary speed of 61 knots! Then Hydroptere flipped! News and photos of Hydroptere.