The Hydroptère is an experimental sailing hydrofoil designed by French yachtsman Alain Thébault. Her multihull hydrofoil design allows the sail-powered vessel to reach high speeds on water. The design is based on experience from a range of hydrofoil sailcraft that Thébault built in cooperation with the late Eric Tabarly since the 1990s.
On 2008-10-05 she reached a record speed of 52.86 knots (97.90 km/h), however this was over a shorter distance than the 500m necessary to qualify for an official world record. On 2008-12-21, the Hydroptère briefly reached 61 kn, but capsized shortly thereafter. -Wikipedia.org
8. Groupama 3
Groupama 3 is a French maxi-multihull sailing yacht designed for transoceanic record-setting. It is one of the fastest ocean-going sailing vessels in the world, and is the current holder of the Jules Verne Trophy. It is skippered by the French yachtsman Franck Cammas, with a crew of ten. It is sponsored by the French insurance company Groupama. Groupama 3 was the transatlantic record holder between 2007 and 2009. -Wikipedia.org
6. ABN AMRO TWO
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5. Gitana 13
Gitana 13 is a maxi-catamaran that participated to many races. It, is at the moment, skippered by Lionel Lemonchois and is the property of the Gitana Team. Under the name Orange : Winner of the Jules Verne Trophy (Around the world sailing record) in 2002, in 64 days 8 hours 37 minutes 24 seconds. Under the name Gitana 13 : Record of the transpacific between San Francisco and Yokohama in 11 days, 12 minutes and 55 seconds in 2008. -Wikipedia.org
4. Mari-Cha IV
3. Orange II
Orange II is a large catamaran designed for ocean racing, a “maxicat”. The boat is 36.80 m long and has a 45 m mast. It is one of the fastest ocean-going sailing vessels in the world. It was designed by the Gilles Ollier Multiplast design team and built by the Multiplast yard in Vannes, France. Orange II held the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest time around-the-world at 50 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes and 4 seconds from 2005 until March of 2010. Orange II was skippered by Frenchman Bruno Peyron. -Wikipedia.org
IDEC Corporation (TYO: 6652), formerly IDEC Izumi Corporation, is a manufacturer of Automation and Control products. The company was founded in Osaka Japan in 1945. IDEC was founded by Tsuneo Funaki, in 1945 and it became a company organization in 1947. IDEC is known for their various electromechanical control products such as relays, timers, and switches. The company also manufactures automation products, such as Micro Programmable logic controllers, power supplies, and touch-screen displays. -Wikipedia.org
PRB is a 60’ monohull designed by Bruce Farr and built by CDK technologies in La Foret Fouesnant, France. It was put to water in September 2006. In 2007 the monohull has won three of the five events in which it has participated. Winner of the Grand Prix Petit Navire offshore race, of the Calais Round Britain Race, and more recently of the Rolex Fastnet Race, it distmated in the Barcelona World Race. Vincent Riou, winner of the last Vendée Globe will compete the next around the world race onboard PRB. -Wikipedia.org
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