PARTY CRASHERHere comes l’Hydroptere21. august 2012
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That would be l'Hydroptere DCNS, subject of some of our favorite recent posts. At just about 1100 Friday, Alain Thébault and company departed the pier in front of Gladstone's Long Beach and headed up the California coast. Yeah, yeah, we know we've been telling you they were set for their first blue water record attempt, Los Angeles-Honolulu, and that was Plan A. Unfortunately, Plan A evaporated along with the weather window for a Pacific routing, and the boys are looking for a different playground. They had already talked about bringing the beast to the bay, after Honolulu. This just rearranges the cards. Their latest line is that they're "taking a few days off" from their hunt for a weather window, but they're getting farther and farther from any likelihood, too.