Coville Increases Lead on Solo Record:
(November 28, 2016; Day 21, 21:53 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran SODEBO ULTIM is nearly ready to exit the Indian Ocean in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. Positioned at 58° South of eastern Australia, his latest 24 hour run of 694.9 nm has him 1027.37 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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Ben Ainslie: #BringTheCupHome:
by Mark Chisnell
It’s almost exactly three years since Ben Ainslie committed to forming his own racing team to challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Now with the America’s Cup World Series complete, and Land Rover BAR’s overall victory, the move of sailing operations to Bermuda is underway.
The apron in front of the building in Portsmouth – normally the area where the boat and wing are prepared for launch – is covered with containers. The crane lifts a boat out of the water for the last time and when I go into Ben’s office, there’s no longer anywhere to sit down. The sofas and coffee table are on their way to Bermuda.
The first shipment to Bermuda left in …
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