Coville has nothing to lose in the North

After 49 days, 22 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds at sea, Thomas Coville crossed the equator in the return direction on Sunday morning. Sodebo skipper made his comeback in the North Atlantic almost two days behind the transit time of Francis Joyon, which will force him to take an average of 18 knots for a week to take hope record around the world.

After 49 days, 22 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds at sea, Thomas Coville crossed the equator in the return direction on Sunday morning. Sodebo skipper made his comeback in the North Atlantic almost two days behind the transit time of Francis Joyon, which will force him to take an average of 18 knots for a week to take hope record around the world. The count-down is triggered. Crossing the equator in the return direction on Sunday morning at 10:20, after 49 days, 22 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds at sea since leaving Ushant, Tomas Coville came at the start of the run-up to turn the world alone. Hope to take back the record he runs for three years now, but which remains the property of Francis Joyon (57 days 13h34'06 “), the skipper of Sodebo will cut the finish line before Monday March 28 in 1h40'34 “. Or 7 days and 15 hours after his return in the North Atlantic will have to swallow it at an average speed of 18 knots. No mean feat. The person will agree. For now, he is delighted to have touched a little wind after three tough days in the run of the equator. “I'm in the doldrums, an area with grain, he said during a vacation with his team down. She is also, paradoxically, generates wind me. I have here 10 and 18 knots. I slaloms between the grains. ” A north-east trade winds of more sustained than in the south, to put it mildly, which allowed the machine to restart and stabilize the delay in the passage of time Joyon (496 miles behind). But also to live better … “Ever since I touched a bit of wind this morning, life on board has taken a look a little more normal. The temperature, which was around 50 ° at noon on the inside is a little more acceptable. There advancing, and with a little wind, conditions are warmer, “he likes. A bit of fresh air that allows it to remove the frustration of being stuck in an erratic trade winds from the south. Philosopher, Coville accept this harsh reality. “We can not do otherwise, you have to go through it. So many, in other parts of the world, when there are areas with no wind, we can try not to move or work around them. So many there, this area without wind was not circumvented. Even arriving 24 hours before we would just emerged about the same time. ” The record is in front of her bows. Not in its wake. As long as the weather is favorable, Coville can still reach the goal. See you March 28!

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