François Gabar has walked the record distance in a single day

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François Gabar on a MACIF trimaran solo sailed a record 778 miles (1,441 km) in 24 hours. His average speed was 32.4 knots. He thus broke the 718.5-mile record set on June 8, 2016 by Thomas Coville aboard Sodebo 4.

Gabar already holds the single 24-hour single-hull range record of 545.34 miles aboard the 60-foot MACIF single-hull during the Vendee Globe in 2012.

On July 2, François Gabar set sail on the MACIF 30-meter trimaran from New York City to set the North Atlantic solo crossing record. Francis Joyon has held the record for the past three years. He crossed the Atlantic in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds on an Idec trimaran.

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