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My Sailing Buddy is Out There Doing It Again...

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: My Sailing Buddy is Out There Doing It Again... Reply with quote

This time, around the world!

As some of you may remember, my friend, Thomas Coville, a Frenchman, broke the record for the single-handed sail across the North Atlantic in the middle of July by more than 8 hours. Some of you followed some of that sail.

He and Sodebo, the huge trimarin, left Brest, France 3 and a half days ago, to try to beat the record for solo, round-the-world sail. He has to beat 57 Days, 13 Hours 34 Minutes and 6 Seconds, which is in January sometime.

He'll spend Christmas and New Years Day out there in the middle of nowhere, probably in pretty crappy weather, but this is an amazing record to grab if he can do it. The boat is simply amazing.

This is a link to the most recent article on his web site:

http://www.sodebo-voile.com/actu/news-eng.html

To see the current map, which is a VERY cool flash app, click on the Carto Link in section on the right... You'll see a little World Map in red and yellow. You can modify a lot of things... It's in French but the toolbar buttons on the top right of the map window do all sorts of thing!

Enjoy... this will be fun to watch over the holidays! After he set the record in July, he was taken personally by the French President, Sarcozy, to the opening Olympic ceremonies in Bejing. Sailing's a BIG deal in France!
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