A NEW RECORD ON THE HONG KONG-LONDON ROUTE?
They are fighting against a stormy weather, unexpected accidents… but they will not give up. The legendary Italian skipper, Giovanni Soldini, and its skilled Maserati’s sailing team are determined to set a new record.
With their powerful, elegant Maserati Multi70 trimaran they want, in fact, to sail from Hong Kong to London in less than 41 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes…beating, thus, the record set in 2008 by the French sailor Lionel Lemonchois. Therefore, the objective is to cross the London finish line under the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge on the Thames before March 1, 2018.
THE MASERATI “SUPERCAR” OF THE OCEANS
Giovanni Soldini, and its Maserati Multi70’s crew – composed by the talented sailors Guido Broggi, Oliver Herrera Perez, Alex Pella and Sébastien Audigane –, have the chance to fearlessly fight the waters’ violence racing on a “supercar” specifically conceived for every ocean.
As the Italian manufacturer explains in its website dedicated to the Maserati Multi70 boat, this new-generation MOD70 ocean-going trimaran “which flies across the waves at over 40 knots in an effortless marriage of leading-edge technology, blistering performance, reliability and safety,” stretches 21.2 meters in length and 16.8 meters in the beam. For this reason, Maserati Multi70 boasts an unmatched degree of stability for a multihull boat of this sort.
In spite of brutal winds, violent storms and a risky collision in the Indian ocean with an unexpected floating object (which caused the destruction of one of the trimaran’s wheels) the Maserati team is still full of enthusiasm and desire to reach its ambitious goal.
“The spirit is high on board. We are all concentrated and motivated. Compared to the routing simulations we made at the start, we gained about fifteen hours. We passed the worst area of the light winds bubble yesterday. We know the route is still very long but it would be an ideal situation to get there with a lead on the record, because we also know that Lionel Lemonchois pushed hard on the first four days across the Indian Ocean.”, Giovanni Soldini recently explained to the press.