Thomas Coville covers a distance of 620 miles at an average speed of almost 26 knots

Currently midway between the Cape of Good Hope and the Kerguelen Islands, skipper Thomas Coville has become the single-handed 24-hour distance record holder on a multihull. Yesterday evening (7 December) at 18:15 GMT Thomas covered a total distance of 620.80 miles at the average speed of 25.87 knots.

The trimaran Sodeb’O is making headway beam onto the wind in a 22 to 26 knot north-northwesterly airflow with waves of 4 metres. He has just broken his previous record set in the same zone on 6 January 2008. At that time he covered 619 miles in 25.80 knots.

The wind is filling in so the record is set to continue to increase over the coming hours.