Sunday, December 25, 2016

NEW SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATION SAIL RECORD



Thomas Coville arrived just in time to have a Christmas dinner with the family, passing the finish line today at 17h 57m CET. The new record is 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds (average speed 24 K), about 8 days and 10 hours faster than Francis Joyon in 2008. This record is slower than the absolute circumnavigation record by only about 3 days and a half. That record belongs to Loick Peyron on the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire, with the help of a 13 men crew. Banque Populaire is a 40m sailboat while Sodebo, Coville's boat is a considerable smaller trimaran with "only" 31m. Amazing feat for Coville!!!....and a great new sail record.

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