Please select your home edition
Edition
Predictwind - Iridium TOP

Sodebo chews off 1,000nm in first three days of solo circumnavigation

by Sail-World on 20 Jan 2014
Sodebo - Thomas Colville - Round the World Record attempt January 2014 Yvan Zedda/Sodebo http://www.sodebo-voile.com

Two and a half days after leaving Brest, France, the maxi-trimaran Sodebo, already reached the latitude of Gibraltar and expected to be at Madeira 12 hours later.

Skipper Thomas Coville has got away to the required fast start for a successful single handed circumnavigation. This morning (January 19) he reported passing the 1,000nm mark.

The previous night he had been hit with winds gusting to 40kts, now the winds have eased to 25kts. Colville expects to be in the trade winds zone inside 24 hours.

After six days of sailing Thomas Colville, and his weather routers, expect to have cleared the Cape Verde Website

RS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - FOOTERRooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTERNorth Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer

Related Articles

18ft Skiffs: Sean Langman, a real supporter
One of Australia's most versatile sailors One of the Australian 18 Footers League's best supporters for many years has been one of Australia's most versatile sailors, Sean Langman.
Posted today at 6:35 am
Video: Luca Devoti & Santiago Lange on sailing
Santiago Lange was the 2016 Gold medal winner in the Nacra 17 class sailing with Cecilia Saroli Luca Devoti, Olympic silver medalist, is campaigning to join the World Sailing Board. As part of his bid, he is interviewing world renowned sailors on their views on the future of the sport. He talks with triple Olympic medalist Santiago Lange.
Posted today at 4:08 am
49th BVI Spring Regatta schedule announced
'What's not to Love about the BVI Spring Regatta' remains the theme The event will include more classes and opportunities for sailors from across the Caribbean and the globe to come to the British Virgin Islands and experience fantastic racing, with warm tropical winds and water.
Posted on 19 Sep
2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta cancelled
Organizing Committee reluctantly forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event With so many colleges restricting organized sports and travel, the Organizing Committee of The Storm Trysail Club's 2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) has reluctantly been forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event.
Posted on 19 Sep
CSA confirms dates for its Annual General Meeting
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on travel the event will be virtual The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has confirmed dates for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Organisers Conference (ROC) as November 13-14, 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on travel the event will virtual and hosted via Zoom.
Posted on 18 Sep
ILCA/Laser Fit Out Guide from Allen
Class legal options for club racers or international level In this handy fitting guide, you can find all the details of the Allen parts for a top-spec racing fit-out or a club level budget-friendly option. All options listed are completely class legal.
Posted on 18 Sep
Harken employees acquire Harken
A few words from Peter Harken and the team "Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn't present a brighter future for our people than we could create on our own."
Posted on 18 Sep
Das Blau Max takes aim at ORC Honors
At New York Yacht Club's Race Week A new boat and a new rating rule, and the strangest summer in recent memory would have most people ready to press the eject button and look ahead to 2021.
Posted on 18 Sep
Cyclops enter the Sportsboat arena
smarttune 5/16" announced as the latest addition to their smart range Designed specifically for sports and day boats, Cyclops is thrilled to announce the latest addition to their smart range - the smarttune 5/16".
Posted on 18 Sep
America's Cup Rialto: AC75's dodge a bullet
Both AC75's were out sailing in Auckland on Thursday, sailing once again in fresh breezes offshore Both AC75's were out sailing in Auckland on Thursday, sailing once again in fresh breezes offshore breezes of 18-20kts, gusting 22kts. The next day, Auckland was hit by a surprise 70kt squall, which gusted to 55kts on Course C.
Posted on 18 Sep