Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sodebo maxi trimaran, Thomas Coville trailing IDEC's ghost but charging hard to get back into contention

From the following article on Sail Racing Magazine:

Since setting off five days ago on an attempt to break the single handed multihull round the world record, French sailor Thomas Coville has been forced to chase the shadow of the record holder - fellow Frenchman Francis Joyon. 

Coville’s maxi-triamaran Sodebo crossed the official starting line near the French island of Ushant off the Brittany coast shortly before 0800 local time on Friday.

However, after just over four and a half days of sailing in the North Atlantic Coville’s maxi trimaran Sodebo trails the ghost track of Joyon’s sister tri IDEC by just under 138 miles.

Coville has the hammer down however - averaging 27 knots+ and closing fast on IDEC’s record pace.

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