Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT (21.49 local time, 02.49 in Italy) to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race in a time of 6 days, 13 hours, 39 minutes and 55 seconds.
MaseratiMulti70 is making between 20 and 25 knots as she too heads towards the finish and is expected to arrive into Port Louis Marina on Grenada late this evening (Italian time). As of 12:00 GMT, she was 142 miles from the final waypoint.
Giovanni Soldini had this to say about the race in this morning’s link from the Italian trimaran: «These 2,800 Atlantic miles have really taught the crew a lot about Maserati Multi70 as a boat as well as about her trim and the astonishing potential of her L-foils. But perhaps the most important thing we learned – and something that comes into our head every time we take the rudder and feel the boat accelerate as she comes down the waves – is how proud we are to be able to sail a super multihull like Maserati Multi70.
Phaedo3 delivered a perfect race – she didn’t put a foot wrong. We could have done better but we still have the joy of a fantastic experience on a very special boat. And, of course, the regret at taking the decision to pass Las Palmas to the north at the start of the race and then follow a northerly route which proved the wrong choice.
There are so many technical considerations to think about but the main thing is to use this important ocean voyage to prepare ourselves as well as possible for the next challenge».
The RORC Transatlantic Race record, set by Phaedo3 in 2015, remains unbroken at 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds.
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