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Thomas Coville smashes Solo Round The World Record

by Sodebo Ultim on 25 Dec 2016
Thomas Coville crossed the finish line off Ushant today Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Sodebo
Thomas Coville crossed the finish line off Ushant today, Sunday 25 December at 16h 57min 30sec (GMT).

His course time was 49 days three hours seven minutes 38 seconds*: an historic sub-50-day reference time. Securing what is a remarkable time for a solo sailor, he beat the previous record held by Francis Joyon by some eight days 10 hours, 26 minutes and 28 seconds.

Distance covered over the ground: 28,400 nautical miles
Average speed: 24.09 knots (18.32 knots along the Great Circle route)
In addition to the Solo Round the World Record, Thomas Coville has bagged three other records (Indian Ocean Record*, Pacific Ocean Record* and Equator/Equator Record*) and eight reference times.

Finish off Ushant: Sunday 25 December at 16h 57min 30 sec GMT
Solo Round the World time: 49 days three hours seven minutes 38 seconds*
28,400 miles covered at an average of 24.09 knots (18.32 knots along the Great Circle route)
Delta in relation to IDEC: lead of eight days 10 hours 26 minutes 28 seconds

Indian Ocean Record* (Cape Agulhas/Tasmania): 8d 12h 19m
Pacific Ocean Record* (Tasmania/Cape Horn): 8d 18h 28m 30s
Equator/Equator Record*: 35 days 21 hours 38 min six sec

* awaiting approval from the WSSRC

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