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    Posted: 21 Dec 08 at 4:33pm

Holy sh*t!

Copied from SA:

The Hydroptère has reached a speed of 61 knots
spectacular peak this morning during his first run. Wind
conditions were very tough, 35-38 knots of wind gusts
and established more than 45. The water was not as flat
as day prédédent, making navigation difficult and
dangerous. The burst, which led to this extraordinary
speed, unfortunately entaîné the capsizing of the
Hydroptère.

"The gale was very violent, the Hydroptère was full
accéléraltion to more than 61 knots when it crashed and
then capsized," says Alain Thébault briefly while
organizing towing the boat with his teammates. All are
doing with minor injuries. The trimaran will be towed to
Fos on Wednesday, as soon as conditions permit.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender 541 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 08 at 9:50pm

God damn thats fast

 

 

 

 

And its going to hurt

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 12:23am
Originally posted by Contender 541

God damn thats fast

 

 

 

 

And its going to hurt

 

Reports suggest no-one was danly hurt.

 

Looking at pictuires on SA and on the Home page, it looks like they have lost the mast.

I assume they are currently negotiating the video rights with the French press.   

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 12:44am

When I saw this boat on a swing mooring in Plymouth, it looked so un-impressive, but my god is it a monster when moving!

lifes to short to sail slow boats!

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How much does everyone want to see that video!!!
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Me Me Me

I want to see the video

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Post Options Post Options   Quote s.a.l.t.y Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 11:51am
Theres a video of it hooning it just before the crash
and then the boat floating upside down just after it.

http://www.sailkarma.com/2008/12/video-of-hydroptere-
sailing-and-capsize.html
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KennyR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 12:47pm
What is really scary is that to cover the 500m required
for a world record at those speeds would take between 16
seconds [at 60knts] and 20 seconds [at 50knts].
That is almost just one good gust for us in slower
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BNS - What does Alain say?
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