So, the voyage of the Maserati yacht Giovanni Soldiniwhich we announced 10 days ago, has now come to an end. The route, known as the Columbus Route (from Spanish Cadiz to
Why «alleged record»? Because there is some difference between the Russian word «record» and the English «record» from which the Russian one comes. Speaking
So the Maserati has set a record in the latter sense. The fact is that no one had ever sailed a monohull on this particular course. There
The situation is absolutely similar to the transatlantic record Fedor Konyukhov - that once crossed the Atlantic on a route no one had ever taken before. As a matter of fact, the rules are such that any person may choose any distance over 200 miles, cross it with any result and it will be counted as an initiale record by the WSSRC.
Nevertheless, in terms of sport and technique - an achievement. The Maserati yacht covered (in reality, not on the general course) 4,632 miles at an average speed of 17.6 knots. «This is quite an achievement for a monohull boat - for example, Steve Fossett's famous Playstation catamaran sailed the same distance with an average speed of 16.92 knots, and» Frank Camm's Big Green did 21.79 knots.
Frank Camma's performance was not without problems, the boat had a severe problem in the last few days due to the failure of the hydrostatic system that shifts the keel from side to side, so she finished the race with the keel in the upright position.
Now Giovanni Soldini aims to set a new record, a record of a full day crossing for a monohull with a full crew. Today the record belongs to yacht Ericsson 4 under the command of Torben Grael. In the last VOR race (2008) she covered 596.6 nautical miles in 24 hours at an average speed of 24.85 knots.