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WSSR Newsletter No 134. Hydroptère records

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new World Records, both by Hydroptère, an 18m ocean going hydrofoil sailing yacht.

RECORD: World Record Nautical Mile
Yacht: Hydroptère
Sailed by: Alain Thebault FRA and a crew of 6.
Dates: 4th April 2007
Elapsed Time: 86.7 seconds over 1853.93 metres.
Average speed corrected for current: 41.69 kts
Venue: Quiberon Bay, France.
Previous record: Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Windsurfer. 41.14 kts, Walvis Bay October 2006

RECORD: World Record "D Class"
Yacht: Hydroptère
Sailed by: Alain Thebault FRA and a crew of 6.
Dates: 4th April 2007
Elapsed Time: 21.80 seconds over 500.96 metres
Average speed corrected for current: 44.81 kts
Venue: Quiberon Bay, France.
Previous record: Navarin/Columbo, Techniques Avancees. 42.12 kts, Toulon 1997

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council
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