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Foil sailer sets new speed benchmark

On Sept. 4, the 60-foot foiler trimaran l'Hydroptere became the fastest sailing boat on the planet in 500 meters and in 1 nautical mile. The crew established two new world speed records at 51.36 knots in 500 meters and 48.72 in 1 nautical mile. The records await ratification from the World Sailing Speed Record Council.

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