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11 July 2005, 11:13 am
COVILLE Sets New Cadiz To San Salvador Mark
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WSSRC Record Attempt
San Salvador, El Salvador

On Saturday evening Thomas COVILLE (FRA) crossed the finish line at San Salvador, Bahamas at 20:30:50 hours UTC to better Francis JOYON's (FRA) Cadiz to San Salvador single-handed record by 15 hours and 27 minutes, subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).
It took COVILLE, onboard the 60 foot trimaran Sodebo, 10 days, 11 hours, 50 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the West Atlantic crossing from Cadiz, Spain. The current record stands at 11 days, 3 hours, 17 minutes and 20 seconds and was set by JOYON on IDEC in November 2004.

COVILLE has also stated his intention to try and better the single-handed transatlantic record JOYON set last week with an attempt looking likely to take place during the European autumn.

ISAF (Source: sodebo-voile.com). Image, COVILLE celebrates his arrival in San Salvador:© Guilain Grenier
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