WSSR Council announce establishment of a new World Record
by John Reed, WSSR Council on 1 Mar 2013
The establishment of a new World Record has been announced by the WSSR Council.
Maserati crosses the equator after nine days and 45 minutes since leaving New York Record New York-San Francisco
Record: Monohull: New York to San Francisco.
Yacht: Maserati. 70ft Monohull
Name: Giovanni Soldini ITA and 8 crew
Dates: December 31st 2012 to the 16th February 2013..
Start time: 17;49;30 UTC on 31/12/12.
Finish time: 18;31;59 UTC on 16/02/13.
Elapsed time: 47 days 42 minutes and 29 seconds
Distance: 13225 NM
Average speed: 11.72 kts
The benchmark time was set by Yves Parlier in 1998 of 57d 3h 2m 45s