Thomas Coville has crossed the equator, on his solo RTW record attempt, in 7 days and 28 minutes. A quick time, but not as quick as Francis Joyon who took 6 days and 17 hours. As Thomas pointed out yesterday, he really had to battle for the last 48 hours with an unusual Doldrums, which was very high north and paradoxically not very active. All this was due to an enormous cloud mass, which settled to the south of the Cape Verde islands and lined itself up right across his path. His next hurdle is the one the Vendee Globe people are heading for, an unusually spread out St Helena high!
This pic is by Jean-Marie Liot and, by the time you read this, there MAY be some new pix and vids from Thomas here. Don’t blame us if they aren’t, he’s been promising them for days!