Coville’s Solo Record Now Confirmed
Published on January 27th, 2017
The World Sailing Speed Council has ratified a new solo round the world record. Sailing the 31m trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, Thomas Coville (FRA) completed the 21600 nm course from November 6, 2016 to December 25, 2016 in an elapsed time of 49d 3h 4m 28s (18.36 kt average speed). Coville beat the previous record set on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC by Francis Joyon (FRA) in January 2008 of 57d 13h 34m 6s.
Photos by Christophe Launay:
Source: WSSR Council