The largest boat in the RORC Transatlantic Race - 2018 fleet, Italian Pier Luigi Loro Piana 's 39.62m monotype Baltic 130 My Song Pier Luigi Loro Piana, set a new record speed record for monohulls in this regatta.
The 3,000 nautical mile journey from the CanaryIslands to Grenadatook the 10 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes and 11 seconds. That's 1 hour 19 minutes. 48 seconds less than it took the previous record holder, Jean-Paul Rivier 's French crew on the Finot-Conq 100 Nomad IV in 2015.
« The first couple of days after the start, we were 240 miles closer to the Canaries than the record team was at the same time , so we just forget about the record. Then we slowly narrowed the gap, and for the last three days someone came up to the chartplotter every half hour to see if we were going for the record»," said crew member Ignacio Postigo.)
The My Song team will get the Line Honours prize among the monohulls, but in its own echelon of IRC, it's only second so far. The fate of this prize, as The fate of the prize is expected to be decided in the evening of December 6, when the Swiss Kuka 3 crew finishes. Kuka 3 crew. There are still some 340 nautical miles to go.