On Saturday 15 January, at 01:51:41 local time in Grenada (05:51:41 UTC, 06:51:41 Italian time), Maserati Multi70 crossed the finish line first in the 8th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in collaboration with Yacht Club de France.
Skipper Giovanni Soldini sailed together with Vittorio Bissaro, Oliver Herrera Perez, Thomas Joffrin, Francesco Pedol and Matteo Soldini, in a wild ride across the Atlantic from Lanzarote to Grenada (2995 nautical miles), which saw the crew finish with a real time of 6 days, 18 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. At the end of the competition, the trimaran put in 3476.5 real miles with an average speed of 21.4 knots. The timing will be ratified by the race organizers in the next few hours.
In second place, some distance behind follows Peter Cunningham’s PowerPlay skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, which starred on board british sailors Giles Scott (tactician for Ineos Team UK in the America’s Cup and winner of two Olympic gold medals in the Finn class) and Miles Seddon (who set the record on this route with Phaedo3 in 2015). Third on the line: Jason Carroll’s Argo skippered by Brian Thompson.
Photo ©James Mitchell