Conquering a new record: 23 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds, with an average speed of 24,94 knots. The Italian Team, who set sail yesterday at 19:22:55 GMT, improved the previous time by over an hour: just a month ago, Peter Cunningham’s MOD 70 PowerPlay finished the course in 25 hours, 4 minutes and 18 seconds. The time has been recorded by the crew aboard Maserati Multi 70 and is subject to the World Sailing Speed Council’s ratification.
Aboard Maserati Multi 70 with Giovanni Soldini: Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez, Gerardo Siciliano and Matteo Soldini.
For Soldini and his crew it’s the third record conquered in the English Channel, after the Plymouth-La Rochelle (12 hours, 15 minutes, 21 seconds) and the Cowes-Dinard (4 hours, 30 minutes, 49 seconds.
Photo ©Rick Tomlinson