Hydroptere Pitchpoles

Guitar

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I got nothing, website states "Decreasing wind

Sunday 21st December, the wind is decreasing since this morning, gusts are still around 40 knots. Sailing will be possible when the gusts won't be over 35 knots."

Can't find any mention other than that.

 

DickDastardly

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Holy Shit, 61 knots then a pitch pole...! thankfully no-one hurt badly. There's a pic on the Hydroptere web site, it did happen.

Pointe à 61 noeuds
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Dimanche 21 décembre

 

l'Hydroptère a atteint la vitesse spectaculaire de 61 noeuds en pointe ce matin lors de son premier run.

 

Les conditions de vent étaient très musclées, 35-38 noeuds de vent établi et des rafales à plus de 45. Le plan d'eau n'était pas aussi plat que les jours prédédents, rendant la navigation difficile et dangereuse. La rafale, qui a permis d'atteindre cette vitesse extraordinaire, a malheureusement entaîné le chavirage de l'Hydroptère.

 

"Le coup de vent a été très violent, l'Hydroptère était en pleine accéléraltion, à plus de 61 noeuds, lorsqu'il a planté puis chaviré", raconte brièvement Alain Thébault alors qu'il organise le remorquage du bateau avec ses équipiers. Tous s'en sortent avec des blessures légères.

 

Le trimaran va être remorqué jusqu'à Fos sur Mer, dés que les conditions le permettront

 

Guitar

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the Hydroptère has reached a speed of 61 knots spectacular peak this morning during his first run.

Wind conditions were very tough, 35-38 knots of wind gusts and established more than 45. The water was not as flat as day prédédent, making navigation difficult and dangerous. The burst, which led to this extraordinary speed, unfortunately entaîné the capsizing of the Hydroptère.

"The gale was very violent, the Hydroptère was full accéléraltion to more than 61 knots when it crashed and then capsized," says Alain Thébault briefly while organizing towing the boat with his teammates. All are doing with minor injuries.

The trimaran will be towed to Fos on Wednesday, as soon as conditions permit
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Holy fucking shit! Where is the video????

Merry Xmas to those crazy fucking Frenchman. Gotta love it.

 
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Schoonerman

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Holy Shit, 61 knots then a pitch pole...! thankfully no-one hurt badly. There's a pic on the Hydroptere web site, it did happen.
Pointe à 61 noeuds
ligne_ss_titre_actu.gif
Dimanche 21 décembre

 

l'Hydroptère a atteint la vitesse spectaculaire de 61 noeuds en pointe ce matin lors de son premier run.

 

Les conditions de vent étaient très musclées, 35-38 noeuds de vent établi et des rafales à plus de 45. Le plan d'eau n'était pas aussi plat que les jours prédédents, rendant la navigation difficile et dangereuse. La rafale, qui a permis d'atteindre cette vitesse extraordinaire, a malheureusement entaîné le chavirage de l'Hydroptère.

 

"Le coup de vent a été très violent, l'Hydroptère était en pleine accéléraltion, à plus de 61 noeuds, lorsqu'il a planté puis chaviré", raconte brièvement Alain Thébault alors qu'il organise le remorquage du bateau avec ses équipiers. Tous s'en sortent avec des blessures légères.

 

Le trimaran va être remorqué jusqu'à Fos sur Mer, dés que les conditions le permettront
Speak English Dammit :lol:

How the FUCK do you go 61 knots in boat that weighs several tons, pitchpole and NOT hurt somebody bad. Gotta love those crazy frenchmen. They are either good or lucky, probably both.

 

Foredeck Shuffle

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How the FUCK do you go 61 knots in boat that weighs several tons, pitchpole and NOT hurt somebody bad. Gotta love those crazy frenchmen. They are either good or lucky, probably both.
Perhaps it is because they are designing a real boat with the intent of sailing in nearly any condition for a RTW record attempt?

As opposed to a boat that has a micro thin window of viability on one tack only or someone flinging themselves along in the lee of a windy shoreline using a hubcap and a kite.

 

Schoonerman

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Perhaps it is because they are designing a real boat with the intent of sailing in nearly any condition for a RTW record attempt?
As opposed to a boat that has a micro thin window of viability on one tack only or someone flinging themselves along in the lee of a windy shoreline using a hubcap and a kite.
ROFL....too true

 

us7070

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As opposed to a boat that has a micro thin window of viability on one tack only or someone flinging themselves along in the lee of a windy shoreline using a hubcap and a kite.

well, not everyone can afford (or wants) a huge multi-million dollar program, with huge corporate sponsors...

some people have to work at regular jobs, and do speed sailing on whatever money they have left over after paying their rent, and mostly don't much given to them other than a free kite, or board.

No love for the little guy...?

Hey I think Hydroptere is amazing - one of the most exciting things going on in sailing today.

But it's big, complex, and expensive.

The simplicity of the windsurfers and kiteboards makes them, in my mind, a rather elegant approach to going fast.

You can buy everything you need to go 50kts for a few thousand dollars, fit it all in the back of your car, and you don't have to beg money from anyone.

I pretty regularly go faster on my windsurfers than just about any boat that anyone here on this forum is likely to own. It's speed sailing for the common man.

 
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nroose

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Nice catch DL.

I am guessing that they slowed down considerably before they actually hit the water.

It would be great to see that on video.

Was there ever video released for the SailRocket crash?

 

Doug Lord

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Sailrocket vid-crash about 1/3rd in:


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"Erwan" on boatdesign deserves the credit for breaking the Hydroptere story.... Go Hydroptere!

The boat set a new peak speed record but did she get the 500 meter record?

 
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