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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

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