Can Thomas Coville Be Stopped?

Published on December 17th, 2016

(December 17, 2016; Day 40, 18:53 UTC) – Just two degrees south of the Ecuador, Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ is well on his way to breaking the solo round the world record. With 3471 nm to go, his latest 24 hour run of 620.3 nm has his margin increasing to 2073.7 nm (+356.54 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.

To break the record, Coville must finish by January 3 at 4:23:57 am (French time), with his current ETA between December 25 and 31.

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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. To break the record, Coville must finish by January 3 at 4:23:57 am (French time).

Source: Team Sodebo

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