A new record for the longest race in the southern hemisphere Cape2Rio transatlantic (3600 nautical miles) from Cape town to Rio de Janeiro set Maxi trimaran Love Water class Turtle (skipper Craig Sutherland from South Africa) – 7 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds.
Recall that the fight for Line Honours Cape2Rio race were two Maxi-trimaran: in addition to representing South Africa Love Water, more and much more well-known Italian Maserati Multi 70 with skipper Giovanni Soldini.
By the way, Soldini to last Sunday belonged to the record for the passage from Cape town to Rio in 2014, as a single skipper of the Maserati VOR 70, the Italian won the Cape2Rio, breaking 3600 miles in 10 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds.
As this year’s fleet in the transatlantic race, there were two Maxi-trimaran, all waiting for a new record and it took place. As you already know, Love Water has improved former achievement at once on the 2 days, 13 hours, 20 minutes and 42 seconds.
The result of Maserati Multi 70 is also much higher than the previous record – 8 days, 3 hours and 38 minutes.
Defeat Soldini explained primarily by the fact that I Love Water (80 feet long, 64 feet wide) initially had the advantage – and significant – in size.
In fact, this trimaran – French, but on the Cape2Rio was leased to a South African syndicate in cooperation with the world wildlife Fund. Sipera Love Water, as you already know, during the race, was a citizen of South Africa, and most of the crew members from this country.