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hydro-hystorie





One of the most-enduring stories in sailing is that of the Hydroptere project, Alain Thebault’s decades-long obsession to turn his surface piercing foil-driven trimaran concept into the world’s fastest sailboat.  The Hydroptere team has put together a beautiful little video history of the project from its conception to their smashing of the 50-knot barrier just a few months ago.  The video is a work of art, with footage of their huge triumphs and massive crashes showing the appropriateness of their adoption of the Winston Churchill quote: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."