Sodebo was sailing 200 miles to the northwest of the main islands of the Azores on Monday after having missed the record-making mark of 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds on Sunday in his quest for the Jules Verne Trophy. With a gybe Monday morning, he kicked off a starboard tack in a wind of 20 knots that strengthened into the evening. Coville insists that the world tour is not over. Even if the record was not beaten on Sunday night, Coville is still concentrating on finishing to “close the loop.” After arriving in Brest, he will be joined by his crew, and the skipper will return to Trinité-sur-Mer, the homeport of the vessel.
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