Quarter of a century of development of l’Hydroptère DCNS - Video

Les 5 corsaires de l’Hydroptere pour le record du monde du Pacifique. Jean Le Cam, Jacques vincent, Alain Thebault, Yves Parlier et Luc Alphan a bord du nouvelle Hydroptere.

Amazing video covering a quarter of a century of development of l’Hydroptère DCNS in a 3 or 8 minutes long HD video.

See the origin of the dream with Eric Tabarly, the scale models, the first flights and the first crashs, the Channel record, l’Hydroptère capsizing at 56 kts, the outright sailing speed records and finally the Transpacific record attempt… Alain Thébault and his crew share some incredible footage