Bad weather puts him behind record time

Thomas Coville, attempting to set a new solo round the world record aboard the 105-foot maxi-trimaran Sodeb’O, endured a rough weekend of squalls and rain storms in the northern Atlantic, but he has now returned to steadier reaching conditions with winds from 17 to 19 knots.

Forecasts see that the Doldrums to be very far north, well before the equator
and fairly narrow, with the expectation for Coville to get south to the equator.

The unfavourable conditions of the past several days have put Coville
150 nm behind Francis Joyon’s record of 57:13:34:06.

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