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24 April 2007, 10:34 am
Nautical Mile And Class D 500 Metre Records Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the Nautical Mile record and Class D 500 Metre record of Hydroptere, an 18 metre ocean-going hydrofoil sailing yacht.
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The two records were set on 4 April 2007 in Quiberon Bay, France.

The Records

Record: Nautical Mile Record
Yacht: Hydroptere
Sailed by: Alain THEBAULT (FRA) and a crew of six
Dates: 4 April 2007
Elapsed Time: 86.7 seconds over 1853.93 metres
Average speed corrected for current: 41.69 knots
Venue: Quiberon Bay, France

Record: 500 Metre Record - Class D
Yacht: Hydroptere
Sailed by: Alain THEBAULT (FRA) and a crew of six
Dates: 4 April 2007
Elapsed Time: 21.80 seconds over 500.96 metres
Average speed corrected for current: 44.81 knots
Venue: Quiberon Bay, France

Previous Records

Record: Nautical Mile Record
Name: Bjorn DUNKERBECK (AND)
Dates: 31 October 2006
Venue: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Average speed: 41.14 knots

Record: 500 Metre Record - Class D
Name: Techniques Avancees
Dates: June 1997
Venue: Navarin/Columbo, France
Average speed: 42.12 knots

ISAF (source: John Reed). Image, Record breaker Bjorn Hydroptere:© A. Pilpre/Sea&Co
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