The captain of a huge "flying" boat that has smashed world records for speed on water now plans to sail around the world in under 40 days.
Frenchman Alain Thebault, skipper of "Hydroptere," a revolutionary sailing boat that looks more like a plane, says his next project is to circumnavigate the globe in half the time of the Jules Verne novel "Around the World in 80 Days."
"My dream is to cross the world in 40 days," Thebault told CNN. "It is a project that is very close to my heart and that I believe in."
"Hydroptere," currently the world's fastest sailing boat,...
posted @ Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:03 PM |