[Source: Hydroptere] Due to a lack of good weather on the entire route between Los Angeles and Honolulu, Alain Thébault and his crew abandon the Transpacific record this year. The boat will remain in California this winter.
Alain Thébault congratulates the Emirates Team New Zealand for their brilliant victory in the Louis Vuitton Cup and wishes Dean Barker and his team to beat the record set by Hydroptere in 2009, i.e. 50.17 knots over one nautical mile during the future races against Oracle.
In the meanwhile, Alain Thébault, Anders Bringdal, Philippe Perrier and Boris Prat began working on Hydroptere Rocket, a project of high speed over three years. The target is 100 knots. The first ship is expected to be launched next spring.