Giovanni Soldini set sail in the night on Maserati VOR70 westward to try and break the record on the San Francisco-Shanghai route. “We are ready and we are calm” he said , “now it’s time to go.”
Giovanni Soldini, 7,000 miles navigation
Together with his 8-member crew, Giovanni is facing a 7,000 miles navigation that retraces the historic routes fulfilled by clippers in the Pacific Ocean in the mid Nineteenth century. In 1853 Swordfish, built two years before and commanded by Charles Collins, was the fastest clipper, fulfilling the route in 32 days and 9 hours and beating in two days the previous record belonging to Romance of the Sea.
The Maserati VOR70 is a 70-foot carbon-fiber mono-hull racing yacht that previously competed in a round-the-world race in 2008-2009. Known as the fastest distance monohull sailboat class ever built, the VOR70’s had established all major distance records in its class.
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