Friday, April 8, 2011

Sobed Crosses Finish Line

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Thomas Coville's attempt to make the fastest sail around the world in "Around the world in less than 80 day?"  Well he finished on Thursday March 31, 2001.  Sadly he did not set a new record because of weather and the damage to his bow, caused by a collision with a Pilot Whale.  

Coville took 3 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes and 26 seconds longer than Francis Joyon, the current record holder.  He actual sailed faster the Joyon but because of the previous mentioned problems the average speed was not enough.  

Hopefully Coville will make another attempt at the sailing speed record sometime in the near future, it is fun to follow.

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