Maserati and Soldini set new speed record
Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi 70 team have just set a new travel time on the Monaco-Saint Tropez route of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 44 seconds.
Departing from La Spezia for a round of testing and training in the Mediterranean, they arrived in Monaco and decided to try to improve the travel time to Saint Tropez, despite the weather conditions not being perfect.
Soldini comments: «We started with 18 knots of east wind, which gave us a good boost at the beginning, then it dropped to 12 knots and turned downwind, so we braked and had to jibe many times, covering a total of 61 miles. of the 48 direct routes. Due to the fall of the wind we could not take the Maserati Multi 70 to the maximum but we had a lot of fun, it was an excellent test for the boat: now let’s continue with the training towards Corsica!
On board the trimaran, Giovanni Soldini sailed with Guido Broggi, Ronan Cointo, Oliver Herrera Pérez, Matteo Soldini and Pierre Casiraghi, who has already participated in several regattas both aboard the VOR70 Maserati and the Maserati Multi 70.
The previous Monaco-Saint Tropez monohull record belonged to the Norwegian sailor Knut Frostad, former CEO of Volvo Ocean Race: on October 20, 1999, aboard the 32-meter Wally Nariida, the skipper covered 48 miles in 3 hours 4 minutes and 40 minutes. , maintaining an average speed of 15.65 knots.
In the coming days, the Italian team will continue its training tour in the Mediterranean Sea: the program foresees, after a navigation through Corsica, to climb up the Italian coast to return to La Spezia, to test in all wind and ride conditions the trimaran improvements, developed over a long period on the site that lasted almost four months.