Thomas Coville

Thomas Coville (born 10 May 1968) is a French yacht racer.

Thomas Coville
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Thomas Coville.
Personal information
Born10 May 1968 (1968-05-10) (age 52)
Rennes, France

Coville was born in Rennes. He participated in significant offshore races and record attempts. In April 2012, he achieved 7 circumnavigations of the world, on mono or multihulls, single-handed or as sought-after helmsman. He held the around the world sailing record single-handed on the trimaran Sodebo Ultim in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds, until his record was broken by François Gabart in 2017 on trimaran Macif.

Race achievements [1]Edit

 
Thomas Coville on trimaran Sodebo arriving in Brest, France the 15th of July 2008.

Records and attempts [1]Edit

Single-handedEdit

  • 2017 : North Atlantic crossing (west to east) (New York – Cape Lizard) single-handed on Sodebo Ultim in 4 days 11 hours 10 minutes and 23 seconds (28.35 knots, 15 hours less than Francis Joyon's previous record).
  • 2016 : around the world sailing record single-handed on Sodebo Ultim in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds (7 days less than Francis Joyon's previous record).
  • 2016 : 24 hours distance record single-handed on the trimaran Sodebo Ultim with 714 nm (29,75 knots). Thomas Coville is the first sailor to beat the 700 nm mark in 24h single-handedly.
  • 2011 : Attempt on the around the world sailing record single-handed on the trimaran Sodeb'O in 61 days, 7 minutes and 32 seconds (3 days more than Francis Joyon's record).
  • 2008-2009 : Attempt on the around the world sailing record single-handed on the trimaran Sodeb'O in 59 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes and 43 seconds (2 days more than Francis Joyon's record)
  • 2008 : North Atlantic crossing (west to east) (New York – Cape Lizard) single-handed.
  • 2008 : 24 hours distance record single-handed on Sodeb'O with 619,3 milles.
  • 2006 : Record around Britain and Ireland in 6 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes and 31 seconds[2][3][4][5]
  • 2005 : Record Miami - New York in 3 days 05 hours and 12 seconds.
  • 2005 : North Atlantic crossing (east to west) also called the "discovery route" (Cádiz - San Salvador Island): in 10 days 11 hours, 50 minutes and 46 seconds

CrewedEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas Coville's achievements on his official website
  2. ^ "WSSRC Ratified Passage Records". World Sailing Speed Record Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ The Daily Sail
  4. ^ Sail World
  5. ^ sailing.org website
  6. ^ https://tropheejulesverne.sodebo.com/cartographie/

External linksEdit