A new trimaran built to break Ellen's solo round the world record completes half a world's sea trials

As part of his preparations to attempt to beat Ellen MacArthur’s non-stop solo round the world record, Thomas Coville sailed his new 32m trimaran Sodeb’O back from the yard where she was built on the east coast of Australia, arriving in La Trinité sur Mer earlier this week.

Coville’s crewed sea trial across the Indian Ocean and upwind through the Red Sea took 63 days. Most impressive was his passage across the Indian Ocean which took just under 9 days, at a quite blistering average of 21 knots.

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