17 February 2013

Maserati Yacht sets New York to San Francisco record (video)

Maserati smashes the NY to SF Record with a time of 47 days 0 hours 42 minutes and 29 seconds! Interview with skipper Giovanni Soldini just after Maserati hit the dock in SF. Soldini also announces that Maserati will join the Transpac Race to Hawaii!

Yacht sets record from New York to San Francisco: "A racing yacht named after one of the world's fastest cars has docked in San Francisco after what organizers said was the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco. The 70-foot Maserati sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge late Saturday morning and tied up at Pier 39 Marina around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 47 days after pulling out of New York City, said Judy Laws, a spokeswoman for the event. The 13,225-mile journey around Cape Horn at the tip of South America is what sailors have said for centuries is one of the most challenging sailing journeys in the world. The Maserati finished the trip in 47 days, two hours and 33 minutes, easily beating the most recent record of 57 days, three hours and two minutes set in 1998, Laws said. . . . The eight-member crew of the Maserati — led by its Italian skipper 47-year-old Giovanni Soldini — left New York City on New Year's Eve. . . ."

Racing yacht sets record for fastest passage from New York to San Francisco - ESPN: "Though calm winds late Friday had pushed back the vessel's expected arrival by a few hours, Laws described a festive atmosphere as dignitaries, including Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and others greeted the crew when they arrived at the dock."

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