Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails 2021 LEADERBOARD

Giovanni Soldini and Pierre Casiraghi set new Monaco to Saint-Tropez speed record of 2h 25m 44s

by Isabelle Andrieux 6 Mar 13:45 PST
Maserati helmed by Giovanni Soldini © Mesi / Yacht Club de Monaco

It was at 12:56:34 precisely that the Multi 70 Maserati helmed by Giovanni Soldini left Monaco along with five other crew, including Yacht Club de Monaco Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi, heading for Saint-Tropez for the Wally Record.

This 48 nautical mile challenge was launched in 1999 by the Monegasque Wally yard in partnership with the Yacht Club de Monaco and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Speed freaks can also have a crack at the Monaco-Porto Cervo record.

After 2 hours 55 minutes 44 seconds sailing at an average speed of 19.76 knots, Maserati crossed the finish in front of the Portalet tower in Saint-Tropez at 15:22:18, where the record was registered by Georges Korhel, Race Director at the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez.

With a length of 21.2m and a 16.8m beam, Maserati can top speeds up to 40 knots and enjoyed ideal weather conditions throughout the challenge with a 15-knot easterly, gusting 25 knots at the start, before backing north-east.

"I am delighted to see Giovanni again. It's always a pleasure to sail with him and test this 70-foot trimaran which has just come out of the yard. We registered speeds over 30 knots during the course, it's just a pity the wind dropped after Cannes. I'm sure Giovanni will smash many records in the future," said Pierre Casiraghi who was welcomed on arrival by the Mayor of Saint-Tropez, Sylvie Siri.

The Multi 70 has set a new record for multi-hulls, previously reserved for monohulls and held by Norwegian Knut Frostad who did it in 3 hours 4 minutes 30 seconds on the 32m ketch Nariida on 20th October 1999.

The record is part of a 500nm tour of tests and trials in the Mediterranean since Maserati left the yard Friday 5th March from La Spezia. "After four months of works, we made so many improvements and innovations and are now beginning a series of tests and adjustments," said Giovanni Soldini.

Related Articles

Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina
55 international startups are in the process of submitting their solutions in a Grand Oral. Specialised in sustainable marina development projects, Monegasque company Monaco Marina Management is organising the first Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina rendezvous, the aim being to bring together all those in the marina ecosystem. Posted on 17 Sep
Laneva Boats 2nd in Monaco Energy Boat Challenge
The event was an opportunity to discuss new clean and alternative propulsion systems The eighth edition of the Energy Boat Challenge, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with the International Motonautical Union (UIM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, came to a close on 10th July. Posted on 23 Jul
Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia announce plans
Set to participate in The Ocean Race 2022/23 and Vendée Globe 2024/25 Building on the successful 4yr campaign which culminated in a 5th place in the Vendée Globe and created strong enthusiasm and media impact in Germany, France and 70 other countries around the globe, Boris and his team are embarking on a new 5yr programme. Posted on 13 May
8th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021
Monaco an incubator of maritime innovation to protect the environment While eco-friendly vehicles and renewable energy sources are in the spotlight this week in the Principality of Monaco at the EVER show, and electric single-seaters vie for pole position in the 4th E-Prix, Yacht Club de Monaco is ramping up preparations Posted on 8 May
Boris Herrmann in the top 5 of the Vendée Globe
German skipper completes the race after collision with a fishing trawler last night He did it! This morning at 10:19 UTC, 11:19 German time, Boris Herrmann sailed across the finish line off Les Sables-d'Olonne after exactly 80 days, 20 hours, 59 minutes and 45 seconds at sea Posted on 28 Jan
Boris Herrmann in final Vendée Globe sprint
"It doesn't get more exciting than this!" It is the most exciting final in the history of the Vendée Globe. Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, not only is the winner of the ninth edition expected to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne, but at least Posted on 26 Jan
Vendée Globe: Boris Herrmann at the vanguard
The Vendée first-timer is pushing his boat to the limit, despite problems with foils They are coming back strong, closing in on Charlie Dalin (Apivia), current leader of this 9th edition. The Vendée first-timer is pushing his boat to the limit, despite problems with foils Posted on 21 Jan
Boris Herrmann moves into 3rd
Boris Herrmann is in the throes of pulling off a flawless performance He was briefly on the podium during the festive season, and now he's back. Boris Herrmann is in the throes of pulling off a flawless performance on Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco off the coast of Brazil Posted on 16 Jan
Boris initiates mangrove reforestation project
Project against climate change in the Philippines Boris Herrmann is Germany's best-known sailing athlete and one of 33 skippers who set off sailing 45,000 kilometers non-stop around the globe in the Vendée Globe, the world's toughest single-handed sailing race. Posted on 15 Jan
Rare ocean climate data transmitted live
From Seaexplorer – YC de Monaco during Vendée Globe Race German skipper, Boris Herrmann has been racing his yacht Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco solo for over 60 days around the world, through the remote Southern Ocean, in the Vendée Globe ocean race. Posted on 8 Jan
J Composites 2020 - FOOTERVaikobi 2021 FlexForce - FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 Bottom