Thomas Coville and the crew of Sodebo Ultim 3 (François Duguet, Sam Goodchild, Corentin Horeau, Martin Keruzoré, François Morvan, Thomas Rouxel and Matthieu Vandame) crossed the equator this Monday at 12:45 after 5 days 9 hours and 50 minutes of race in the Jules-Verne Trophy, the crewed round-the-world record.
Coville and his men switch to the southern hemisphere with 9 hours and 21 minutes ahead of the record-holding boat Idec Sport.
In 2017, Francis Joyon and his men completed their world tour in 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds.
Coville and his gang will have to be back in Brest no later than January 5 to beat him.
Jules-Verne Trophy: flying around the world