Hydroptère sets a new sailboat speed record for San Francisco waters

Date:17 September 2013 Tags:, , , ,

The experimental French trimaran Hydroptère is a hydrofoil: half plane, half boat, and it doesn’t just sail – it flies. With any luck, its underwater wings will take Hydroptère across an ocean to set a new record in the Los Angeles-to-Honolulu passage.

In this video, watch Hydroptère set the first certifiable one-mile sailing speed record on San Francisco Bay in 2012.

Read more about the high-tech sailboat in PM’s October issue – on sale 23 September.


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