Doldrums slow record attempt

Thomas Coville’s solo round-the-world record-attempt has gotten off to a slightly slower start than Francis Joyon’s record-making voyage.  From BYM news:

“Seven days and 28 minutes to make the descent of the North Atlantic is quick, even though it may well be an increasingly common feat in the future! Seven days and 28 minutes, means the solo skipper sailed an average speed of 16.3 knots over the water, day and night, with just minutes of sleep snatched here and there. Last year in the same period, Francis Joyon took a few hours less – 6 days and 17 hours, that is 7 and a half fewer hours than Thomas – benefiting from conditions recognised as being exceptional by all the specialists who scan the world’s seas on a permanent basis.”  Read more…

By Ocean Navigator