Coville Increases lead on Solo Record

Published on December 19th, 2016

(December 19, 2016; Day 42, 22:08 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has passed the South American continent on his way to breaking the solo round the world record. With 2609 nm to go, his latest 24 hour run of 529.4 nm has his margin increasing to 2463.82 nm (+222.16 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 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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