Solo around the world record ratified
Published on January 2nd, 2018
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the world record set by Francois Gabart (FRA) when he sailed the 30m trimaran MACIF singlehanded around the world in an elapsed time of 42 days 16 hours 40 minutes and 35 seconds (avg. speed 21.08 kt). Gabart covered the 21600nm distance on November 4 to December 17 in 2017, improving on the previous solo record set in December 2016 by Thomas Coville (FRA) on the 31m trimaran Sodebo4 of 49d 3h 4m 28s.