Thomas Coville, currently in third place on the ARKÉA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest race, expressed a sense of relief after passing Cape Horn. Race leader Charles Caudrelier is 1,600 miles further north, with Armel Le Cléac'h in second place. Anthony Marchand battles conditions in the Pacific Ocean, and Eric Péron approaches the longitude of New Zealand.

By the Numbers
  • Thomas Coville's average speed over the last 24 hours: 17 knots
  • Charles Caudrelier had to make more than 10 tacks on the 32m Ultim in 48 hours
State of Play
  • Charles Caudrelier is off Vitoria, 350 miles south of Salvador de Bahia, sailing in 11 knots of wind off the Brazilian coast.
  • Armel Le Cléac'h and Coville have closed some distance on Caudrelier, about 700 miles.
  • Eric Péron has pulled back nearly 700 miles on Anthony Marchand between last Friday and today.
Bottom Line

As Thomas Coville and the other skippers continue their race around the world, they face real challenges and emotions that go beyond the mere progress seen on a map, highlighting the incredible feat of sailing solo around the planet.