Thomas Coville on solo round the world record | Yachting World

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Thomas Coville solo round world record

give up. must be motto painfully in Thomas mind as sets off on his attempt to the solo the world He left today in 105ft trimaran in a to better amazing time round the in 2004 Francis Joyon. seemingly unrepeatable days 13

This record the most and elevated all, and attempts at span a nine-year catalogue disappointments and His three have all in failure. worst part it is he twice all the round the — two stressful months sea — to (just) the record

On his attempt in the same Joyon set superb record, crash box Coville’s theoretically trimaran was in a possibly with and he to retire.


In 2008, endured some hair-raising times, one occasion the Southern when, overcanvassed a squall, boat lifted onto one and set blindly on huge surf. was on point of to the the only he’d be to survive capsize, when boat sat down, picked on another and a of the whistled by, both carbon

He went to battle through the only to 2 days Joyon’s record.

he tried in 2011, again suffered the Southern rounded Cape some 800 behind the time (potentially than a in such yacht) and no better in the Once again, finished in a couple days outside record. It so close, had cost so much and physically, on crossing line he understandably broke in tears was inconsolable.

In the he has himself by Franck Cammas’ 3, which on to the last Ocean Race. has steeled for another at this punitive ambition.

record should fascinating to Whereas Joyon to communicate little — ironman single-hander a very upper lip a talent understatement, so never heard any perilously shaves, if — Coville of the MacArthur mould, it all out, and some. Or put it way, he it like really is.

Sadly, the website isn’t in English, you’ll get gist here.

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