Coville Approaches First Cape in Record Assault

Published on November 17th, 2016

(November 17, 2016; Day 11, 22:53 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM is now heading due east and preparing to exit the South Atlantic in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. After a 24 hour run of 595.1 nm, he is 1040 nm from crossing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope off Africa, and 1102.82 nm ahead of the current record of 57d 13h 34m 6s 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.

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