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He participated in significant offshore races and record attempts. In April 2012, he achieved 7 circumnavigations of the world, on mono or multihulls, single-handed or as sought-after helmsman.
- 2012 : Volvo Ocean Race, aboard Groupama 4, with skipper Franck Cammas.
- 2010 : 3rd of the Route du Rhum on trimaran ORMA Sodeb'O
- 2006 : 3rd of the Route du Rhum on trimaran ORMA Sodeb'O.
- 2005 : Winner of the Oryx Quest on Doha 2006 with skipper Brian Thompson.
- 2004 : 2nd of The transat on trimaran ORMA Sodeb'O
- 2001 : 6th of Vendée Globe 2000-2001 in 110 days and 7 hours
- 1999 : Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre, with Hervé Jan on monohull Sodeb'O
- 1998 : Winner of the Route du Rhum on monohull with Aquitaine Innovations
- 1997 : 2nd of the Mini Transat
- 1985-1991 : skipper of Polytechnique on the Tour de France à la voile
- 2011 : Attempt on the around the world sailing record single-handed on the trimaran Sodeb'O in 61 days, 7 minutes and 32 seconds (3 days more than Francis Joyon's record).
- 2008-2009 : Attempt on the around the world sailing record single-handed on the trimaran Sodeb'O in 59 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes and 43 seconds (2 days more than Francis Joyon's record)
- 2008 : North Atlantic crossing (west to east) (New York – Cape Lizard) single-handed.
- 2008 : 24 hours distance record single-handed on Sodeb'O with 619,3 milles.
- 2006 : Record around Britain and Ireland in 6 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes and 31 seconds
- 2005 : Record Miami - New York in 3 days 05 hours and 12 seconds.
- 2005 : North Atlantic crossing (east to west) also called the "discovery route" (Cadiz - San Salvador): in 10 days 11 hours, 50 minutes and 46 seconds
- 2010 : Jules Verne Trophy with Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama 3
- 2009 : Trans-Mediterranean (Marseille-Carthage), in 17 hours 8 minutes 23 seconds, with Franck Cammas skipper of Groupama 3.
- 1997 : Jules Verne Trophy with Olivier de Kersauson, skipper of Sport-Elec
- Thomas Coville's achievements on his official website
- "WSSRC Ratified Passage Records". World Sailing Speed Record Council. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- The Daily Sail
- Sail World
- sailing.org website