Gabart Ahead of Record Pace
Published on November 12th, 2017
(November 12, 2017; Day 9, 21:00 FR) – François Gabart was again ahead of Thomas Coville’s lap times today. The bow is now pointing to the southeast, Francois will seek the best place on the back of a depression that could lead in record time at Good Hope.
The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran is 202.63 nm ahead of the record pace after covering 738 nm in the past 24 hours.
Only three sailors to date (Francis Joyon, Ellen MacArthur, Thomas Coville) have ever held the record. After his start on November 4, to beat the record of 49 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes and 28 seconds held by Coville since December 25, 2016, Gabart will need to cross the finishing line (between Créac’h lighthouse, in Ouessant (Ushant), and the Lizard Point lighthouse in Cornwall, England) before 13.09 on December 23 (French time, UTC+1).