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November 27th 2015

Changer d'altitude. Persévérer. Tous ensemble.

Changer d'altitude. Persévérer. Tous ensemble. Bertrand Piccard, Alain Thébault et Jean-Louis Etienne à l'UNESCO mercredi 25 novembre 2015.

Sep

july 2nd 2015

Hydroptere arrived in Honolulu

Hydroptere left Los Angeles on Monday 2nd June 2015 and has just arrived in Honolulu after a crossing of more than 2215 nautical miles...

Sep

june 23rd 2015

The Hydroptere Team welcomes Parrot, designer of the Minidrone Hydrofoil toy, as its new sponsor

The giant hydrofoil meets the smallest hydrofoil!

Sep

June 23rd 2015

Hydroptere took off to Hawaii

After having crossed the mythical 50 knot barrier in 2009, it is with nearly three meters of swell that Alain Thébault and Jacques Vincent...

Sep

May 7th 2015

HSH Prince Albert II and His Foundation, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, to take the Hydroptere to Hawaii

After supporting Bertrand Piccard and his project, Solar Impulse, HSH Prince Albert II yesterday agreed to lend his support to Alain Thébault...

Sep

May 5th 2015

Flight towards Hawaii

For Alain Thébault and his team, May is the beginning of a new era.

Sep

April 1st 2015

Mumm is proud to announce partnership with Alain Thébault as he prepares to break a world record with the Hydroptere

Mumm is proud to announce partnership with Alain Thébault as he prepares to break a world record with the Hydroptere

Sep

MARCH 2ND 2015

Bertrand Piccard, Hydroptere Rocket Prime Supporter

Bertrand Piccard, preparing the first round-the-world solar flight, will be Hydroptere Rocket Prime Supporter.

Sep

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.

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June 23rd 2015

Hydroptere took off to Hawaii

 
After having crossed the mythical 50 knot barrier in 2009, it is with nearly three meters of swell that Alain Thébault and Jacques Vincent, along with four American crew members, took off today from Los Angeles to Hawaii. A beautiful encounter is now planned between Bertrand Piccard and Alain Thébault in Hawaii, one carried by the wind, the other one by the sun with a single message: "Use Clean Energy". The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation supports both projects, enabling the encounter of the Solar Impulse team and that of Hydroptere.
From a weather point of view, the first day will probably be difficult, and there will be downwind conditions on the southern edge of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" debris plate of a size equivalent to the size of Texas. The crew should then find rough seas for the arrival in the Molokai channel.
Pioneers of boats that fly, Alain and his Hydroptere will sail in the swell, which is a complex issue dealt with much humility by the entire team.


Message of support from Patricia Ricard, President of Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard, to Alain Thébault:

"Dear Alain, you are right, the challenges are of a different nature today! Considering the issues of humanity, competition seems from another era. Today we need more cooperation and shared intelligence... The image of your two vessels gathered will send a message full of hope and grace ... The lightness must be part of our new societies! Thank you for giving sustainable development the emotion and enthusiasm it needed so much !!! It is this impetus that we so desperately need today ... May the winds be favorable and kind to you …"


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