Done! Skipper Giovanni Soldini and his team on the Multi 70 "Maserati" have broken a historic record. Soldini, Guido Broggi, Sébastien Audigane, Oliver HerrerPerez and Alex Pell needed 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds for the classic and theoretically 13,000 nautical miles long "tea route" from Hong Kong to London. The quintet undercut the old record of the 100 foot long maxi catamaran "Gitan13" by 5 days and 19 hours. In fact, by the time they reached the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, Soldini and his men had covered 15,083 nautical miles at an average speed of 17.4 knots.
"Shining" record run: Soldini's team undercut the old record for the historic tea route from Hong Kong to London by almost six days
Fast bullet: the Multi 70 "Maserati"
After crossing the finish line, Soldini said: "We are super happy, but also very tired. The last 48 hours have been really tough. We sailed up the canal in a lot of wind, high seas and terrible cold. The record run went well. We are with our chosen one Route satisfied. The most difficult part was the last: With a little happier weather conditions in the Atlantic, we could have won three or four more days. But that's okay. In fact, it couldn't have been better. The boat is technically in perfect shape. Since We sailed 19,000 nautical miles the last time we were in the shipyard, and everything is fine on board. That is certainly thanks to the preparation of Guido and the entire team. An excellent crew!"
Welcome to London: "Maserati" with a new record at the finish