NEWSFLASH: Thomas Coville is second to New York

Second in the Ultime class


Sodebo crossed the finish line at 09:02:02 BST

Thomas Coville, one of the great French solo sailors of recent times, became the second competitor to finish The Transat bakerly this morning when he bought his Ultime trimaran Sodebo to the finish at New York.

After a voyage from Plymouth of eight days, 18 hours and 32 minutes, the 48-year-old who has completed seven circumnavigations of the world plus numerous transatlantic races and record-setting voyages, finished just nine hours, 37 minutes and 23 second behind class winner Francois Gabart on Macif.

Coville’s giant multihull crossed the finish line in the dark off Sandy Hook at 09:02:02 BST, having travelled a total of 4656 miles through water at an average sped of 22.11 knots.

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