Plus Day for Coville in Record Race
Published on December 15th, 2016
(December 15, 2016; Day 38, 22:38 UTC) – With 4549 nm to go, Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has finally stopped the bleeding in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. After losing miles on his lead for the past week, his 24 hour run of 274.1 nm has his margin increasing to 1480.08 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