23 May 2006


3, originally uploaded by gpj631.

Mediatis Region Aquitane — damn French — a 60-foot hydroplane catamaran with twin rigs had original design parameters of reaching 35 knots for 24 hours, 40 knots for one hour and short bursts of 45 knots plus.

Apparently she’s short of those parameters because on May 23 she smashed the singlehanded 24-hour record by sailing “only” 585 miles at an average of 24.33 knots, an outstanding run. If you like to read more and see more, go to SCUTTLEBUTT

The above photo was taken by shooter Thierry Martinez during Mediatis’ first offshore trial run from France to Portugal back in March.

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