Cyril Derreumaux is attempting to paddle to Hawaii again. He departed Monterey, CA yesterday on an expected 70 day unsupported journey to Hawaii. He made about 26 NM. he has a couple of days of decent weather window in which he can hopefully get past the wall - the are along CA coast where the winds and currents push you back to shore.
You may remember hearing of his attempt last year where he got caught and stayed in his cabin for multiple days before his boat broadsided and the sea anchor rope wrapped around his rudder. Conditions didn’t allow him to go into the water to clear the rudder, so he had to abandon the attempt.