VIDEO - 34 knots on L'Hydroptere!

The Daily Sail's first run on the world's fastest boat

Friday June 11th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

Earlier this weekend The Daily Sail's James Boyd and Andy Nicholson were able to go out for a sail on board the world's fastest boat - Alain Thébault's L'Hydroptere.

Here is the video of our first run across the Solent.


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  • pcj111 11/06/2010 - 13:49

    that looks very good fun, slightly annoying Kiwi in the background though!
  • andyn 11/06/2010 - 10:33

    I was on the windward pod during this filming - the acceleration was really impressive, but you didn't feel like you were going get jettisoned off the back as it was so smooth on the foils. Cool looking at the speedo and seeing the numbers jump: 22,27,29,31 without anything in-between! Once up on the foils the headsail is almost continuously trimmed on as the apparent moves forward, with the main being wound up the traveller.

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