Around-Rekordversuch: Thomas Coville/Maxi-Tri Sodebo
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Es sind folgende Around-Rekorde Solo/Multi einzustellen:
2004 Francis Joyon/IDEC 72d, 22h, 54min
2005 Ellen Mac Arthur/B&Q 71d, 14h, 18min
2007 Francis Joyon/IDEC 57d, 13h, 34min
Monday 17th November 2008
Single-handed round the world record attempt aboard a multihull.
Thomas Coville, skipper of Sodeb'O, at the start
A favourable weather window is due to open tomorrow, Tuesday 18th November.
For the past few days the skipper of the Maxi Trimaran Sodeb'O, accompanied
by his routers and team, has been observing the evolution of a highly
favourable weather window. A departure is likely to be envisaged tomorrow
Tuesday 18th November.
Thomas Coville vor Rekordfahrt
Foto: JM Liot/DPPI
The weather conditions enabling a descent from Brest to the equator in less
than 7 days looks possible, but there is still some doubt as regards the
strength of the wind between the Canaries and Cape Verde. The team is still
allowing itself the day to refine the precise hour of departure, which could
take place from Tuesday morning at dawn. The decision will be made this
evening, at around 2200 hours, after analysing the final grib files.
The situation at the start of the course is proving to be ideal. After
setting out from Brest in a NW'ly air flow, Sodeb'O will go in search of a
point to gybe in the Azores High, which is positioned a long way north and
will then generate a steady E'ly tradewind enabling Thomas to adopt a direct
course towards Cape Verde and the Doldrums.
A first team is currently heading towards Brest where the boat has been on
standby since 29th October. Their missions? A final careening session, sail
preparation and victualling with fresh products.
In order to beat the solo round the world record held since 20th January
2008 by Francis Joyon, Thomas Coville will have to return to Brest in less
than 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds.
1/ Press Meet with Thomas Coville around the boat in Brest today, Monday
17th November at 1800 hours. Meeting in the Port de la Recouvrance, quai
2/ A media conference will be organised this Monday 17th November at 2230
hrs. You can ask your questions live to Thomas Coville a few hours before
3/ Download the latest PHOTOS, VIDEOS and SOUND from Thomas Coville as they
come in by visiting the press
area on the website www.sodebo-voile.com
Follow the latest from the Trimaran Sodeb'O on the website
Translated by Kate Jennings - Expression
17.01.2009 - A Round of Emotions on a Round the World
17.01.2009 - A SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE IN LESS THAN 60 DAYS
16.01.2009 - THOMAS COVILLE, IN BREST TOMORROW MORNING
13.01.2009 - Thomas Coville won’t make Brest in time, what an exploit
11.01.2009 - TENSION ABOARD SODEB'O
08.01.2009 - “Still a chance of playing for the record”
04.01.2009 - A finish likely to come down to a matter of hours!
31.12.2008 - 31ST DECEMBER ABOARD SODEB'O OFF ARGENTINA
28.12.2008 - CAPE HORN, CAPE OF STORMS
24.12.2008 - CHRISTMAS ABOARD SODEB'O
23.12.2008 - My finest battle since the start of this long voyage
21.12.2008 - Life on a knife edge
16.12.2008 - Thomas enters the Pacific
14.12.2008 - Damned Indian!
11.12.2008 - Thinking of Loïck
08.12.2008 - NEW 24 HOUR DISTANCE RECORD HOLDER, SOLO IN A MULTIHULL
07.12.2008 - The Maxi Trimaran Sodeb'O beats the 24 hour record
05.12.2008 - AND THEN COMES THE INDIAN
03.12.2008 - IMAGES OF THE DEEP SOUTH WITH THOMAS COVILLE
30.11.2008 - EASTWARD BOUND
28.11.2008 - RADIO SESSION WITH THOMAS COVILLE
25.11.2008 - The equator in 7 days and 28 minutes
24.11.2008 - MESSAGE AND VIDEO FROM ON BOARD SODEB’O
23.11.2008 - CLOUDS AND SQUALLS ON SODEB'O
21.11.2008 - A furious pace for the maxi trimaran Sodeb'O
17.11.2008 - Sodeb'O to postpone his departure by around 24 hours
17.11.2008 - Thomas Coville, skipper of Sodeb'O, at the start