Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thomas Coville SODEBO Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Thomas Coville crossed the finish line on his solo round the world record attempt aboard his maxi multihull "SODEBO", off the Petit Minou light in Brest, Saturday 17th January at 10 hours, 41 minutes and 57 seconds UTC. The sailor and his Maxi Trimaran Sodeb’O thus completed their circumnavigation of the globe in 59 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes and 43 seconds. He is the third sailor after Francis Joyon (FRA) and Ellen MacArthur (GBR) to have successfully sailed around the world without stopovers. - Photo by Thierry Martinez