Thomas Coville

    Sodebo Base – Saint Philibert


    Breaking records is his day job.


    Thomas Coville is not just a skilled sailor, he is also the fastest man to sail around the world solo. Can you imagine sailing across six oceans in seven weeks…alone? Thomas completed this journey faster than it’s ever been done, by a lot. His circumnavigation was over eight days faster than the previous world record! Thomas completed the expedition in a time of 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds. This incredible accomplishment is only the tip of the iceberg of Thomas’ resume. Thomas Coville is one of the world’s most accomplished all-round racing sailors competing in the Mini Transat 6.50, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Admiral’s Cup, America’s Cup, Route du Rhum, The Transat ,the Vendée Globe and the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Thomas’ love of sailing was born after a lesson at the French sailing school: Les Glenans. From his first sailing lesson to his journey around the world, Thomas has employed hard work and persistence in order to achieve great success. His ambitions grew along with his skills and, a few years after winning the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean race onboard Groupama, Thomas decided to focus his efforts on his own campaign. He set a goal of beating the previous world record of 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 06 seconds (Francis Joyon on “IDEC”, 2008) on his 105 ft. trimaran Sodeb’o. Job well done, Thomas!

    During his solo sailing expeditions, Thomas works, eats and sleeps in our products. His feedback is invaluable to the development and improvement of our professional-grade sailing gear. We are proud to provide Thomas with the best technical gear so that he can fully concentrate on sailing…and breaking records.

    Read more about Thomas’ world record journey here:


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    Photo: Sodebo / Frederic Morin


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