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june 23rd 2014

Pol Roger, Official Partner of the iDroptere

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

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

"iDroptere 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 iDroptere, 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 iDroptere adventure.

Sep

March 28th 2014

iDroptere conference in Sydney

iDroptere 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

Sep

September 26th 2013

Congratulations Jimmy!

Incredible! Impressive job Jimmy! Congratulations to your team and yourself. See you soon in California. Cheers, Alain.

Sep

August 26th 2013

Back to the studies

Due to a lack of good weather on the entire route between Los Angeles and Honolulu, Alain Thébault and his crew abandon the Transpacific record this year.

Sep

May 28th 2013

Hydroptere in the City of Angels

Hydroptere left San Francisco last saturday and arrived two days after in Los Angeles.

Sep

may 23rd 2013

The Hydroptere crew arrived safely in the USA

On Wednesday 22nd May Alain Thébault, Jean Le Cam and Jacques Vincent joined Yves Parlier and the rest of the technical team.

 

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june 23rd 2014

Pol Roger, Official Partner of the iDroptere

Pol Roger is delighted to be appointed as ‘Official Champagne of the iDroptere* Challenge’, following an earlier announcement of a partnership with Dassault Systèmes for the design and Monaco Marine for the assembly.

Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal set the speed sailing world record in 2009 when they travelled at an average speed of more than 50 knots (95 km/H) over one nautical mile. Their current objective is to break the present sailing speed record of 65 knots, held by the Australian Paul Larsen aboard his Vestas Sailrocket prototype, with their new prototype, the iDroptere, and to exceed an 80 knots (150 km/H) average.

Champagne Pol Roger has been producing exceptional champagne for over 160 years. To this day the house remains small, fiercely independent and unrivalled in its reputation for quality; values synonymous with those of Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal. Indeed, it is this quality which brought about Sir Winston Churchill’s lifelong attachment to Pol Roger, who famously insisted "In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it".

Founded in 1849, Pol Roger remains a family-owned business and exports 83% of its champagne overseas, notably to countries where the Hydroptere**, the first experimental deep-see hydrofoil trimaran built by Alain Thébault, embarked on its maiden voyage and was met with remarkable success. The Hydroptere drew acclaim in England for setting Cross Channel sailing records and in the Round the Island Race (Isle Of Wight), in Germany where it was celebrated during the greatest world nautical event, the “Kieler Woche”, in Japan, in Australia where Anders Bringdal presented iDroptere earlier this year, in Sweden and of course the United-States where the Hydroptere is currently based before setting sail to Hawaii for the Transpacific crossing.

iDroptere: asymmetric prototype constructed to set the world sailing speed record higher than an 80 knots average.
** Hydroptere: first deep-sea flying boat currently based in Los Angeles       © FRANCIS DEMANGE
Alain Thébault, Pilot of the iDroptere, Laurent d’Harcourt, President of the Board of Directors
Hubert de Billy, member of the Board of Directors and representing the 5th generation of the founding family and Anders Bringdal, coPilot of the iDroptere
   

© FRANCIS DEMANGE   HUBERT DE BILLY, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND REPRESENTING THE 5TH GENERATION OF THE FOUNDING FAMILY, Alain Thébault, Pilot of the iDroptere, ANDERS BRINGDAL, COPILOT OF THE IDROPTERE AND Laurent d’Harcourt, President of the Board of Directors


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