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WSSR Newsletter No 162. Hydroptere records 07/11/08

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new world records.

Record: D Class World Record
Yacht:  Hydroptère
Name: Alain Thébault and a crew of 10
Dates:  29th October 2008
Start time: 10:51:15.7
Finish time: 10:51:36.8
Elapsed time: 21.1 seconds
Distance: 501.3 metres metres
Average speed corrected: 46.15 knots
Venue: Port St Louis. France

Previous record: 2007 Hydroptére, Alain Thebault FRA 44.81 kts


Record: Outright Nautical Mile World Record.
Yacht:  Hydroptère
Name: Alain Thébault and a crew of 10
Dates:  29th October 2008
Start time: 10:50:53.4
Finish time: 10:52:16.9
Elapsed time: 1minute 23.5 seconds (83.5 seconds)
Distance: 1853.5 metres
Average speed corrected: 43.09 knots
Venue: Port St Louis. France

Previous record: 2007, Hydroptere, Alain Thebault 41.69 kts


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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