Last Saturday on the island of Lanzarote (Canary Islands) took the start of THE Transatlantic race. Distance – 2995 nautical miles. The finish on the other side of the Atlantic on the island of Grenada.
Race this is a relatively new (this year held for the fifth time, and first took place in 2014). The exhibition was organized by the famous and reputable British Royal Ocean Racing Club. But his authority, apparently, not enough to THE Transatlantic became really popular. This time the race involved 10 vessels. In previous years it happened twice.
In THE Transatlantic no restrictions on the length of the boat. Along with the giant beauty My Song (Baltic 130) is, for example, Black Sheep (Sun Fast 3600), which is almost a hundred feet or less.
But the greatest interest, according to experts, will represent the struggle between two Maxi-trimarans – Maserati Multi70 under the guidance of renowned skipper Giovanni Soldini and MOD70 PowerPlay Peter Cunningham. It is likely that their rivalry will be born a new race record for mnogoyarusnyi. While it is 5 days, 22 hours and 46 seconds.