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Thomas Coville sets sail in spectacular style

February 1st, 2011 No comments

Thomas Coville set sail on Saturday on an attempt to beat the round the world single handed record yesterday and almost ended the voyage within sight of the start line!

Coville nearly comes unstuck

Coville nearly comes unstuck

Sailing a 100ft trimaran around the world single-handed is no mean feat, but I doubt he would have wanted this sendoff!  Rounding Ushant with a helicopter following and filming the big trimaran caught a gust and started to trip over her toes.  Happily she settled down again and he was able to continue on this 17000 mile trip around the world which he hopes to do in less than 57 days 13 hours and 34 minutes.

Sodebo finds her feet

Sodebo finds her feet

We wish Thomas safe passage and good luck on his voyage – keep your eye on adriaan.com for updates.  For video footage of the departure and the near-capsize please visit www.sodebo-voile.com.