Coville Thanks North Sails at 60th Anniversary Dinner

Record breaker and legend in the making, Thomas Coville, joined North Sails at their 60th Anniversary Dinner in Lisbon, Portugal last week. Thomas was a surprise guest of honor for the 200+ in attendance during North Sails first-ever global sales meeting.

On Christmas Day, Thomas cemented his name in sailing’s history books by breaking the solo around the world record, chopping eight days off the record last set by Francis Joyon in 2011. At the completion of this incredible feat, Thomas’ North 3Di mainsail had 75,000 nm on it. That’s equivalent to three laps around the world.

Thomas shares North Sails’ passion for speed and the brand’s appetite for pushing the limits of what is possible. He thanked North Sails for believing in his dream,

“I want to thank North Sails for trusting in me,” said Thomas. “It’s easy to find people to trust you after the idea works, but North Sails was with me from the start. And that is why I am here today. With our project, with our dreams, you prove there is nothing and no one who can stop you if you have a dream.”

North Sails is honored to be onboard with Thomas, and we are excited to see what he dreams up next.

Thomas Coville visits North Sails 60th Anniversary dinner to thank the 200+ members of the North team that had gathered for the company’s first-ever global sales meeting.

Ultime Trimaran Sodebo, which Thomas helmed to set a new singlehanded, outright around-the-world sailing speed record, finishing on December 25, 2017.