Hydroptere-61 knots(70.15mph) Peak

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Apr 1, 2011.

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    Did you mean the "Back to the studies" blurb-one sentence that says they've abandoned the Pacific Challenge? Didn't see an article?
     
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    You are right it's an exaggeration to call it an article it's more of an update.
     
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    ^^^

    SA has a front page item today dumping on Thébault, because the 'hydroptere rocket' resembles SailRocket.

    However, two days ago on the Hydroptere facebook page, was this comment:


    "Hello Philippe, the drawing accompanying the news is a 6 month old draft, the designs have evolved a lot since then, but remain confidential.
     
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    Maybe they'll try lower aspect "ice skate" foils......
     
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    Sorry Doug, not trying to be pedantic but the Tabarly/Thebault original was Tornado hull based - 6 metres/20 feet, not 18.
     
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    Sorry, I should have caught that.....
     
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    From the Hydroptere site: http://hydroptere.com/en/the-news/last-news/

    The Hydroptere flies with Finesse: The hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere will try for another nautical record with support from biotechnology leader Finesse Solutions.

    After a year of rest in San Diego, the Hydroptere will return to sailing. French and American sponsors are joined by a new partner: Finesse Solutions of Santa Clara (California), a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications.

    The Hydroptere - called “the flying boat” - is the fastest hydrofoil trimaran in the world, averaging more than 51 knots over 500 meters and in excess of 50 knots over one nautical mile. The crew of Hydroptere intends to set a world speed record across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Training will begin in early October in Los Angeles, with the goal beating the Los Angeles to Hawaii record time set by Olivier de Kersauson on Geronimo in 2005.

    Marine pollution will pose problems on the route to Hawaii. Debris from the Fukushima tsunami as well as municipal waste are hazards found on all of the world’s oceans. Dangers are especially acute at the high speeds of the hydrofoils. The Hydroptere group has partnered with the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute to call attention to the problem of oceanic pollution.

    Alain Thébault, the designer and skipper of the Hydroptere, is so committed to the project that he sold his house to help finance the adventure. He welcomes the new partners “especially in California, the land of pioneers and entrepreneurs…My determination is total.”
     
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    Hydroptere may have set off today on her quest for a Pacific record:
    http://socalsailingnews.com/?p=2221

    Corley, looks like we posted at the exact same time-amazing......
     
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    "Hydroptere is the only sailboat to have gone over 50 knots with an onboard head."

    I'm not sure they would all be able to use it at once when needed. ;-)
     

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