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23/05 13:50 CET

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

(AFP) - Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes.He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken. "It's like a magic carpet," Thebault said aboard the cutting-edge "Hydroptere" sailboat, which he hopes to pilot halfway across the Pacific from Los Angeles to Honolulu in…