Coville Increases Lead Against Record:
(November 13, 2016; Day 8, 19:53 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and the 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM are now in the South Atlantic for his attempt to break the solo round the world record. Sailing alongside the Brazilian shoreline, he is 406.19 nm ahead of the current record of 57d 13h 34m 6s set by Francis Joyon (FRA) on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC in January 2008. Full report.
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Dennis Conner Honored at New York Yacht Club:
Dennis Conner was honored with the New York Yacht Club Medal on Thursday evening, November 10, at the Club’s 44th Street Clubhouse in the heart of Manhattan in New York, NY. The medal was first awarded in 1964 to the members of the Constellation America’s Cup syndicate as an expression of the Club’s appreciation. Since 1985, the flag officers of the New York Yacht Club have periodically awarded the New York Yacht Club Medal in recognition of achievements of particular merit or outstanding contributions to the Club or yachting in general. Full report.
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