Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trimaran Sodeb'O beats the 24 hour record

The Maxi Trimaran Sodeb'O beats the 24 hour record

Currently midway between the Cape of Good Hope and the Kerguelen Islands, the skipper Thomas Coville beat the single-handed 24 hour distance record on a multihull this Sunday evening at 1815 UT with a total distance of 620.80 miles covered at the average speed of 25.87 knots.

The trimaran Sodeb’O is making headway beam onto the wind in a 22 to 26 knot NNW’ly air flow with waves of 4 metres. He has just broken his previous record set in the same zone on 6th January 2008. At that time he covered 619 miles in 25.80 knots.The wind is filling in so the record is set to continue to increase over the coming hours. Naturally, this new record has yet to be approved by the WSSRC.
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