Slow Going For Coville in Atlantic
Published on December 12th, 2016
(December 12, 2016; Day 35, 22:23 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ finds himself crawling north along the Brazilian coast in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. With 5300 nm to go, his paltry 24 hour run of 217.4 nm decreases his margin to 1643.18 nm (-8 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