Coville Dives Deep South for Record Route

Published on November 15th, 2016

(November 15, 2016; Day 10, 23:10 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM continue to dive deep into the South Atlantic on their attempt to break the solo round the world record. Coville is not yet ready to turn left toward the Cape of Good Hope off Africa, with his SSE angle now below the Cape at 36° South while still 2400 nm to the west of the African headland.

However, Coville continues to set a blistering pace, covering 612.4 nm in the past 24 hours and increasing his lead on the record to 672.29 nm. The current record of 57d 13h 34m 6s was set by Francis Joyon (FRA) on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC in January 2008.

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Background: Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM started the attempt to break the solo round the world record from in Brest (France) on November 6. The current record of 57d 13h 34m 6s, which starts and finishes between the island of Ushant and Lizard Point in southern England, was set by Francis Joyon (FRA) on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC in January 2008.

Source: Team Sodebo

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