Skipper plans to sail hydrofoil multihull around the globe

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The captain of a huge "flying" boat that has smashed world records for speed on water now plans to sail around the world in less than 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."

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