Coville smashes Joyon's North Atlantic solo record

105 ft trimaran Sodeb’O, skipper Thomas Coville.
© Christophe Launay

In thick fog, Thomas Coville onboard his maxi trimaran Sodeb'O, crossed the Lizard Point finish line after completing his solo crossing of the North Atlantic. His new record stands at 5 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds.

Colville beat the previous record held since 2005 by Francis Joyon of 6 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 37 seconds, by more than nine hours.

The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) will be asked to ratify Sodeb'O's record.