Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thomas Coville new record

Thomas Coville snatches the solo North Atlantic record under sail

In a pea-souper fog, Thomas Coville and his 32 m maxi trimaran Sodeb'O crossed the finish line this morning at 09 hours 17 minutes and 40 seconds. With a time of 5 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds, a time which is yet to be approved by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC), Thomas Coville and Sodeb'O are the new holders of the solo North Atlantic crossing record.
The previous record, held by Francis Joyon since 2005, was 6 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 37 seconds. - http://www.sodebo-voile.com/