The Hydroptère is ready to cross!
Despite the suboptimal weather conditions, with a beam swell of 2-3 metres during the first day, downwind conditions and, as a consequence a longer distance between LA and Hawaii, Alain Thébault remains confident: "the last forecasts are right and with the Moon, we will have a greater visibility at night when we will pass next to the Pacific Garbage Patch, a gyre of marine debris particles larger than Texas."
And the rest is history…
The current record of the Pacific crossing is held by Olivier de Kersauson. The French skipper managed in November 2005 to connect California to Hawaii in 4 days, 19 hours and 31 minutes with the maxi-trimaran Geronimo (30 metres).
Using the wind, they will follow the West route to implement a new world record! Implement Smartly !