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Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati finished the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race on December 3, completing the crossing in 7 days, 8 hours, 44 minutes and 23 seconds. Here’s their video from the race.
• The third RORC Transatlantic Race starts in Lanzarote on Saturday November 26, 2016 and the 2,995 nautical mile race runs through the Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Grenada
• The race is run in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA)
• The winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy for best elapsed time under IRC in 2015 was Jean-Paul Riviere’s 100ft Finot-Conq. Nomad IV also won IRC overall and the IMA Trophy for monohull line honours. Nomad IV also set a new monohull record for the RORC Transatlantic Race: 10 days 07 hours 06 minutes and 59 seconds
The Volvo Open 70 Maserati led by skipper Giovanni Soldini (ITA) and a crew of eight have established a reference time of 21 days, 19 hours, 32 minutes and 54 seconds on the old 7,315-mile Tea Clipper route between San Francisco-Shanghai. The passage was monitored by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC), which did not have a recorded record of the route. Soldini and Maserati will ask WSSRC, the international body that certifies sailing records, to ratify the time. Click headline for full report.
Giovanni Soldini is at it yet again, taking some of the world’s best young ocean racers on yet another record attempt – this time from San Fran to China on one of the old clipper routes, aboard the turbo VO70 Maserati. We love what Gio’s doing, and with Luna Rossa gone from the world stage, he’s pretty much the only Italian left at the very top end of professional racing. We’ve got our fingers crossed that Soldini’s campaign has been a precursor for something much more important than hunting century-old square rigger records: We (and Italy) need a real Italian team to cheer for in the Cup, the Volvo, or the Vendee.
The title for this piece comes not from the record-setting clipper that Maserati’s chasing; it comes from the best movie ever (for Halle Berry fans, anyway) Jen Edney photo.
San Francisco, CA (May 9, 2015) – The Volvo Open 70 Maserati led by skipper Giovanni Soldini (ITA) have set off at 18:52:50 local time (1:52:50 GMT May 10) in an attempt to establish a good reference time on the old 7,315-mile Tea Clipper route between San Francisco-Shanghai. The passage will be monitored by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, which does not have a recorded record of the route. Click headline for details.