At 20.49 00” on Tuesday February 19th local time (00.49 00” on Wednesday February 20th UTC) Maserati Multi 70 crossed first the finish line of the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, winning Line Honours Multihulls and setting the new race record. After racing neck and neck with American MOD 70 Argo for the last 30 miles, Maserati Multi 70 finished the race with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours, 49 minutes and 0 seconds. Argo crossed the finish line at 20.56 04” local time, 7 minutes after Maserati Multi 70.
Maserati Multi 70 and American MOD 70 Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, set off from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, on Monday February 18th at 14 local time (18 UTC and 19 Italian time). They competed in the Multi/MOD 70 class, exceptionally created for the two trimarans.
Aboard the Italian trimaran, skipper Giovanni Soldini was joined by 7 professional sailors: the Italians Vittorio Bissaro (tactician), Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinder and trimmer); the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman); the French Claude Thélier (trimmer).
The RORC Caribbean 600 starts and finishes in Antigua. The race course is 600 miles long and heads North as far as Saint Martin and South to Guadeloupe, taking in 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, including Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth.
Photo ©RORC/Arthur Daniel