l’Hydroptere DCNS

l’Hydroptere DCNS

Published on July 26th, 2012

l’Hydroptere DCNS, current holder of the one mile world speed record of 50.17 knots, is in Los Angeles and now on standby for a transpacific record attempt to Hawaii. They’ll be attempting to beat the record set in 2005 by Olivier de Kersauson, at the helm of the 111-foot trimaran Geronimo, which covered the 2,215 nautical miles separating the Fermin Point lighthouse to the South-West of Los Angeles, from the Diamond Head lighthouse offshore of Honolulu, in a time of 4 days, 19 hours and 31 minutes, at an average speed of 19.17 knots. Photos by Steve Jost.

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