Coville Maintains Pace Entering the Atlantic
Published on December 9th, 2016
(December 9, 2016; Day 32, 18:53 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has been working to clear himself from the tip of South America as he dives into the Atlantic in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. With 6406 nm remaining, his latest 24 hour run of 480.6 nm kept his margin even at 1811.06 nm (-.69 nm) ahead of the current record pace of 57d 13h 34m 6s set by Francis Joyon (FRA) on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC in January 2008.
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. To break the record, Coville must finish by January 3 at 4:23:57 am (French time).
Source: Team Sodebo