Sailors like Thomas Coville are our source of inspiration and we have had the pleasure of working with Thomas for several years. He is well known for his “can do” attitude and his positive approach to everything. During his solo sailing he works, eats and sleeps in our products. His feedback is invaluable to us in the process of developing and improving performance sailing gear – one Around the World solo record attempt equals several years of normal wear and tear to our sailing gear.
Thomas has been a profesional sailor for the last 15 years and has built up an impressive resume solo-sailing or part of a crew around the world. He is currently the holder of two world records, the 24 hour distance record and the north atlantic record crossing. Listing his achivements in full is overwhelming but below is a selection of the Thomas achievements.
- Crewed round the world record – Jules Verne Trophy, helmsman aboard Groupama 3: 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds (2010)
- 3rd in the Route du Rhum on the maxi trimaran Sodebo (2010)
- Trans-Mediterranean record in crewed configuration aboard Groupama 3: 17 hours 08 minutes and 23 seconds (15th/16th May 2009)
- Solo round the world on a multihull without stopovers in 59 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes and 43 seconds aboard the maxi trimaran Sodebo (2009)
- 24 hr distance record under sail single-handed covering 628.5 miles in 24 hrs at an average of 26.2 knots aboard the maxi trimaran Sodebo (2009)
- North Atlantic record crossing single-handed (New York / Lizard Point) in 5d, 19h, 29mn and 20s aboard the maxi trimaran Sodebo. (2008)
- 24hr distance record under sail single-handed covering 619.3 miles in 24 hrs at an average of 25.8 knots aboard the maxi trimaran Sodebo (2008)
- Round Britain and Ireland record single-handed in 6 days 6 hours 40 minutes 31 seconds (2006)
- Trans-Channel record single-handed in 7 hours 55 minutes 47 seconds (2006)