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11 January 2008, 09:18 am
WSSRC Ratifies COVILLE's 24 Hour Record
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The WSSRC have ratified the 24 hour distance record of Sodeb'O

WSSRC Record Attempt

The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the solo 24 hour distance record of 619.3nm set by Thomas COVILLE on Sodeb'O.
Thomas COVILLE (FRA) set the record moments before retiring from his solo round the world voyage. Click here to read the full story.

The Record

Record: Longest Distance Run in 24 Hours, Singlehanded
Yacht: Sodeb'O, 105 ft Trimaran
Name: Thomas COVILLE (FRA)
Dates: 5-6 January 2008
Start position: 49° 05.73'S; 23° 05.35'E on 5/01/08
Finish position: 48° 50.52'S; 38° 50.19'E on 6/01/08
Distance sailed: 619.3nm
Average speed: 25.8 knots

Previous Record

Record: Longest Distance Run in 24 Hours, Singlehanded
Yacht: Brossard
Skipper: Yvan BOURGNON (FRA)
Dates: 6-7 August 2006
Distance: 610.45 nm
Average Speed: 25.76 knots

Trimaran Sodeb'O - www.sodebo-voile.com
World Sailing Speed Record Council - www.sailspeedrecords.com

ISAF (source: John Reed)
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