Coville Bears Down on Cape Horn

Published on December 5th, 2016

(December 5, 2016; Day 28, 22:08 UTC) – Averaging 28 knots for the past 24 hours, Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM is torching the Pacific Ocean in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. Set to round Cape Horn on Wednesday, Coville’s latest 24 hour run of 669.8 nm increases his margin to 1657.49 nm (+324 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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