At 21.46 UTC (23.46 Italian time), on Sunday October 24th, Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish line of the 42nd edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, off Valletta, Malta. Giovanni Soldini and his crew completed the course in 1 day, 12 hours, 36 minutes and 7 seconds, finishing second in elapsed time: their direct competitor, the American Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, crossed the finish line at 18.39 UTC (20.39 Italian time), setting a new record, of 1 day, 9 hours, 29 minutes and 28 seconds.
Aboard Maserati Multi 70 with Giovanni Soldini: Guido Broggi, Vittorio Bissaro, Lorenzo Bressani, Francesco Pedol, Oliver Herrera Perez, Matteo Soldini and Thomas Joffrin.
Maserati Multi 70 and the other 4 multihulls who entered the race set sail from Grand Harbour, Valletta, at 9.10 UTC (11.10 Italian time) on Saturday October 23rd. Still competing are the Italian MOD 70 Mana, skippered by Loick Peyron and Jeff Mearing, followed in order by the 80’ Ultim’Emotion 2 and the 47’ Minimole.
Photo © Alberto Origone