«Will a new race record be set? » This question is one of the main intrigues of this year's RORC Caribbean 600 regatta, which started in Antiguaon 18 February. Improving on American Lloyd Thornburg 's 31 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds on the MOD70 Phaedo 3 trimaran in 2016, this time could potentially be the best result.This time the team of Italian Giovanni Sold ini on Multi 70 Maserati or American Jason Carroll on MOD 70 Argo could potentially do it.
For 31 hours the trimaran crews fought fiercely for the right to write their names in the history of the race. According to tracker data, the boats were making speeds in excess of 30 knots.
They covered the 600-mile route around 11 Caribbean islands an hour faster than Thornburg had done three years earlier. However, the Maserati was only seven minutes faster than the Argo.
The Italian team reached the finish line in 30 hours and 49 minutes after the start of the race, the American team in 30 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
The American Bieker 53 Fujin is going to win the bronze medal among multihulls, and the American Volvo Open 70 Wizard is likely to be the first team to finish the mono yacht race. At the time of writing, they have 31 and 28 nautical miles to go respectively.