Please select your home edition
Trident-UK 2012 May

Maserati Sailing Team embark on record run from Miami to NY

by Meaghan Van Liew on 23 Mar 2012
Maserati Sailing Team members Billy Black
Maserati Sailing Team have embarked on a record run from Miami to New York with an international crew of decorated sailors who've join forces to set a new pace for speed and performance on the Atlantic.

Italian, German, Spanish and American sailors, largely known for their independent offshore sailing expeditions, have come together in a quest to set a new pace for speed on the water under sail. The impressive collection of globetrotting extreme sailors collectively have more than one million miles of experience offshore.

Italian Giovanni Soldini leads the rogue crew of eight, including German Boris Hermann as Navigator, and American Brad Van Liew and Spaniard David Vera as Watch Leaders. They set out today from Miami, Florida aboard the VOR70 Maserati to establish the official monohull sailing record from Miami to New York City.

'The wind directions should offer us nice downwind sailing,' said Navigator Boris Hermann. 'The conditions are not perfect, but we hope to play the local shifts, the Gulf Stream and other weather details on the route.'

American Brad Van Liew added, 'We had a fantastic hospitality event hosted by Maserati North America this week and now the crew is fired up and anxious to get back to the mission at hand: beating and setting records. The boat and crew are ready to get back up to full speed.'

This ambitious race against time is one of several records that Giovanni Soldini and his international crew aboard Maserati will attempt in the months ahead.

The record attempt can be followed live on Giovanni Soldini and Maserati's website
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomRS Sailing BOTTOMP&B Autumn Sale 2018 - Footer

Related Articles

Marlow Ropes Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle day 3
On the water after two weeks of cancelled racing After two weeks of cancelled racing, due to either too much or too little wind, we eventually managed to get the series started but unfortunately due to the fickle wind we only managed one race.
Posted on 21 Jan
2019 Kiel Week: Ground-breaking traditional event
High-flyers, classics and Olympic campaigns all in one place With around 250 guests from economy, politics and sports, the organizers were looking at the Kiel Week 2019 (22. until 30. June) - together with their partners and active athletes.
Posted on 21 Jan
Golden Globe Race day 204
Kopar's challenge for 3rd place runs out of steam The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman's favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival.
Posted on 21 Jan
Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 1
After two successive Sundays lost to the vagaries of the weather After two successive Sundays were lost to the vagaries of the weather, the Dun Laoghaire Frostbites finally got under way yesterday with three races inside the harbour.
Posted on 21 Jan
Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act 3
Windy with seven races completed in the run-up to 35th Primo Cup The new year offered proof that the one-design J/70 fleet is thriving, judging by the number that turned out to compete in Act III of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, with 40 boats out on the water.
Posted on 21 Jan
2019 RS Aero Worlds at to be held at Black Rock
Set to enjoy the Australian summer over New Year in Melbourne The third RS Aero World Championships is set to enjoy the Australian summer as a climatic end to the 2019 season, set over New Year at Black Rock YC, Melbourne.
Posted on 21 Jan
RS Elite 2020 Nationals
Ambitious plans for the next two years The RS Elite class has ambitious plans for its National Championships over the next two years.
Posted on 21 Jan
2019 Pineapple Cup: One week to go!
34th edition to start on 27th January After two years of preparations, we are just under one week away from the Class A warning signal on Sunday, January 27th 2019 and the start of the 34th edition of the Pineapple Cup!
Posted on 21 Jan
Medway RC Laser Winter Series round 7
A stark contrast to the previous week Round 7 brought a stark contrast to the previous week where gusty winds of 19-20 kts from the NW were replaced by ENE and below 10kts. The wind direction provided a course with a start line that was a little distance from the shore.
Posted on 21 Jan
Youth vs Experience Challenge!
Steve Cockerill takes on Ben Whaley in a match racing duel Steve Cockerill, representing experience, takes on British Sailing Team member Ben Whaley, Match Racing in RS21 keelboats at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.
Posted on 21 Jan