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WSSR Newsletter No 177. Hydroptere World Records. 23/09/09

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 3 new World Records:

Record: World Sailing Speed Record and D class World Record

Yacht: l’Hydroptère

Name: Alain Thébault FRA and 10 crew

Dates: 4th September 2009

Start time: 17: 44: 58.7

Finish time: 17:45:17.6

Elapsed time: 18.9 seconds

Current variation: .08 kts

Distance: 500.05 metres

Wind speed/direction: 30 kts: 260˚

Average speed: 51. 36 Knots

Previous Records: Outright World Record: Alexandre Caizergues (kitesurf), 50.57 kts: D Class, l’Hydroptère, 46.88 kts

Record: World Nautical Mile Record

Yacht: l’Hydroptère

Name: Alain Thébault FRA and 10 crew

Dates: 4th September 2009

Start time: 17:44:25.1

Finish time: 17:45:38.9

Elapsed time: 73.8 seconds

Current variation: .08 kts

Distance: 1852.61

Wind speed/direction: 30 kts: 260˚

Average speed: 48.74 Knots

Previous Record: Nautical mile, l’Hydroptère, 43.09 kts

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