French sailor falls short of Hawaii crossing record

The Hydroptere trimaran yacht skippered by Alain Thébault leaves San Pedro Harbor in Los Angeles en route to Honolulu, Hawaii on June 22, 2015French adventurer Alain Thebault’s trimaran sailboat arrived in Hawaii at the end of a ten-day voyage from Los Angeles that came well short of breaking a crossing record. The “Hydroptere” arrived in Honolulu just ahead of solar airplane Solar Impulse’s expected arrival Friday after departing from Japan. The Swiss-piloted aircraft and French-led boat plan to gather in Hawaii to make a statement on clean energy.

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