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Maserati: New Record Atlantic Crossing  
User currently offlinejollo From Italy, joined Aug 2011, 209 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini, set today a new record for single-keel sailboats crossing the Atlandic ocean from Cadiz (Spain) to San Salvador (3884 miles) in 10 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes and 2 seconds, at an average (!!) speed of 17.6 knots.

You can get a taste of what it feels like watching this video

Well done, Maserati team! You and Vega made my day! Big grin

[Edited 2012-02-13 16:39:25]

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User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Damn that video makes it look like they are flying.

That would be an awesome thing do do.


GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Pretty cool to think that while the rest of us are hauling arse above them at 30K+ feet, they are whipping along at sea level in what we would normally think of as "a lot of water"!


hit it and quit it
User currently offlinejollo From Italy, joined Aug 2011, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Quoting greasespot (Reply 1):
Damn that video makes it look like they are flying.

Look Ma, no wings!

Lots of carbon fiber, though...


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