Victory at the photo finish! We wrote yesterday that there was a chance for Maserati and Giovanni Soldini’s crew to attack in the final part of this RORC Transatlantic Race. In the last 200 miles, Maserati delayed the gybe and positioned itself slightly to the west of Argo and Powerplay, the two direct adversaries, and managed to overtake them. At that point, Soldini’s team controlled the position of the two adversaries until the finish line, closing all doors to possible counter-overtaking.
Skipper Giovanni Soldini sailed together with Vittorio Bissaro, Oliver Herrera Perez, Thomas Joffrin, Francesco Pedol, Matteo Soldini, in a race launched across the Atlantic from Lanzarote to Grenada (2995 nautical miles), which saw the crew finish with a real time of 6 days, 18 hours, 51 minutes and 41 seconds. At the end of the competition, the trimaran put 3476.5 real miles behind it with an average speed of 21.4 knots. The times will be ratified by the organization of the race in the coming hours.
In second position, a few miles away follows Peter Cunningham’s PowerPlay skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, and aboard British sailors Giles Scott (tactician for Ineos Team UK in the America’s Cup and winner of two Olympic gold medals in the Finn class) and Miles Seddon (who set the record on this leg with Phaedo3 in 2015). Third on the finish line: Jason Carroll’s Argo skippered by Brian Thompson.
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