L'Hydroptere takes two world records

Sailing south of Lorient, France, the catamaran l’Hydroptere broke two world records last Wednesday, 4 April. Helmed by Alain Thebault and with a Swiss-French crew of seven on board, the boat averaged 44.5 knots over 500 meters and 41.5 knots over one nautical mile, speeds that beat two world records if they are ratified World Sailing Speed Record Council. Michael Ellison, official timekeeper at the WSSRC, was present at the event.

Photo: Arnaud Pilpre