New Record to Cape of Good Hope
Published on November 20th, 2016
(November 20, 2016; Day 14, 23:08 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM in his attempt to break the solo round the world record has today passed the longitude of Cape of Good Hope. Crossing at 19:33:40, Coville establishes a new reference time to the southernmost tip of South Africa (subject to ratification).
Coville has been sailing through a narrow corridor between a zone without wind to the north and ice that has moved far north this year, with countless gybes slowing his progress. With a 24 hour run of 515.9 nm, his advantage dropped to 502.36 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.
Source: Team Sodebo