L'Hydroptère: A story of a dream

In 2009, l’Hydroptère broke the symbolic barrier of 50 knots and became the world fastest sailing boat over both 500 meters and 1 nautical mile. This major achievement relied on the high skills of the sailing team but also on technical advances of the boat, resulting from long years of studies and development. This achievement is also an open window to a new goal: flying around the world. In the present article, we present this long and incredible story, highlighting the different steps, the technology involved, and the background of that project..

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21st HISWA International Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 15-16, 2010

 Record created 2010-12-09, last modified 2018-03-18

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