Sodeb’O Does It!
5 days 19 hours 20 mins at sea, Thomas Coville and Sodeb’O have
crossed the trans-Atlantique finishing line at the Lizard, in thick
fog, taking more than 8 hours off the record that Francis Joyon at held
in his first IDEC. The time has to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing
Council. Later today, Thomas will head for France, to join festivities
at Brest 2008. It was whilst returning to France, after his record attempt,
that Joyon lost IDEC on rocks.
– Marian Martin. Photo of Sodeb’O at the start Daniel Foster/DPPI/Sodeb’O.