Hydroptere took off to Hawaii
After having crossed the mythical 50 knot barrier in 2009, it is with nearly three meters of swell that Alain Thébault and Jacques Vincent, along with four American crew members, took off today from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
From a weather point of view, the first day will probably be difficult, and there will be downwind conditions on the southern edge of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" debris plate of a size equivalent to the size of Texas. The crew should then find rough seas for the arrival in the Molokai channel.
Pioneers of boats that fly, Alain and his Hydroptere will sail in the swell, which is a complex issue dealt with much humility by the entire team.
Follow the crossing HERE