Coville Turns East With Blistering Pace
Published on November 16th, 2016
(November 16, 2016; Day 11, 22:53 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM has made the turn east in the South Atlantic, and is now 969.53 nm ahead of the pace needed to break the solo round the world record. Now at 43° South, Coville has had a 24 hour speed average of 26.2 knots to cover 628.5 nm during that span. At that speed, Coville should cross the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope off Africa in two and a half days.
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