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December 18th 2014

Speed and lightness

Last week, Alain Thébault and his team welcomed Lars Abromeit, journalist at GEO Magazine, on board the Hydroptère between Los Angeles and Catalina Islands.

Sep

OCTOBER 28TH 2014

A second Californian sponsor for Hydroptere in the Pacific

Shasta Crystals was founded in 2006 to develop the mLHPG technology into a full scale crystal growth manufacturing system.

Sep

17/10/2014

Patricia Ricard, President of the Institut océanographique Paul Ricard

“The shared vision of one man and the passionate commitment of a team are the most powerful drivers of discovery.
In homage to the meeting between Eric Tabarly and Paul Ricard, two visionaries who were passionately committed to the sea, we are eagerly following Alain Thébaut's adventure with his hydrofoil trimaran, Hydroptère”

Sep

OCTOBER 1ST 2014

The Hydroptere flies with Finesse

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

Sep

june 23rd 2014

Pol Roger, Official Partner of the Hydroptere Rocket

Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal are set to fly the colours of Pol Roger, who have been named as the Official Champagne for their challenge to reach a record sailing speed of 80 knots (150 km/H).

Sep

MAY 8TH 2014

"Hydroptere Rocket will be able to sail 4 times the wind speed and should reach the 80 knots average speed"

"Hydroptere Rocket will be able to sail 4 times the wind speed and should reach the 80 knots average speed" Philippe Perrier, aeronautical engineer (Rafale)

Sep

MAY 4TH 2014

Monaco Marine is the new technical partner for Hydroptere Rocket, Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal’s high speed project

After the signature of a technological partnership with Dassault Systèmes at the beginning of this year Monaco Marine shipyard joined the Hydroptere Rocket adventure.

Sep

March 28th 2014

Hydroptere conference in Sydney

Hydroptere Rocket presentation in Sydney

Sep

December 11th 2013

Capital Fund Management renewed its confidence in Alain Thébault

Capital Fund Management * renewed its confidence in Alain Thébault for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and supports his scientific approach of high speed sailing.

Sep

November 24th 2013

Congratulations to Vincent Riou and Jean Le Cam for their victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre!

Vincent Riou and Jean Le Cam won the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013

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December 18th 2014

Speed and lightness

Last week, Alain Thébault and his team welcomed Lars Abromeit, journalist at GEO Magazine, on board Hydroptere between Los Angeles and Catalina Islands. Author of a 10-page report about Alain, Hydroptere and their pioneering spirit *, our German friend discovered the joy of flying 3 meters above the surface of the water, just by lightly touching the surface. First night sailing session at 31 knots!
"During our sailing sessions, we had the opportunity to meet two whales and to be escorted by dolphins. Unfortunately, we also noticed the presence of many floating plastic waste, not only related to the tsunami" Alain Thébault.

It is with the support of two Californian companies, Finesse Solutions and Shasta Crystals, that Hydroptere sails again. Based in Los Angeles, her home port for two years, the sporting objective remains the record of the transpacific crossing, expected by spring. In parallel, Dassault Systèmes continues their studies on the successor of the Hydroptere. This 3D giant finances and implements these new developments on Catia V6, with the help of our Papés **. The objective is to design a prototype to overcome the sailing barrier of 80 knots (150km/h).

Eric Tabarly and Paul Ricard were the forerunners of boats that fly, giving birth to the first trimaran equipped with foils (Paul Ricard). Today Alain Thebault, young crew member aboard Penduick and Paul Ricard, at the time of the legendary sailor, is very concerned about the increasing pollution of the oceans, including the Pacific, where a layer of floating waste the size of Texas stagnates. Accompanied by Patricia Ricard, granddaughter of Paul Ricard, they pursue this adventure with the Hydroptere in order to protect the oceans. For the President of the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute, "we must become lighter on the planet."


* To be published in GEO Magazine in the issue of March 2014

** Faithful volunteers who are retired engineers from Dassault Aviation and Airbus, pioneers of boats which fly alongside Alain
   
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