Coville’s Record Pace Rounds Cape Horn:
(December 8, 2016; Day 31, 22:38 UTC) – Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has made the turn at Cape Horn in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. His latest 24 hour run of 361.4 nm decreases his margin to 1811.75 nm (-54 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.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Coville’s Record Pace Rounds Cape Horn, Editor
Vendée Globe: Brutal Weather Ahead:
(December 8, 2016; Day 33) – Armel Le Cléac’h and Alex Thomson today passed the magical mid-way point of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race when, in theory, their distance to the finish line back in Les Sables d’Olonne is less than the distance they have already sailed. That psychological point where every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the finish line rather than away from the start line has been reached.
In practice, Armel Le Cléac’h led across the midpoint of the course around 1000hrs UTC this morning, passing from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific, at the longitude 146° 55’ E as specified by the International Hydrographic Office, at 1245hrs UTC. …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vendée Globe: Brutal Weather Ahead, Editor
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