WSSR Council announce establishment of a new World Record

Maserati crosses the equator after nine days and 45 minutes since leaving New York
Record New York-San Francisco
The establishment of a new World Record has been announced by the WSSR Council.

Record: Monohull: New York to San Francisco.

Yacht: Maserati. 70ft Monohull

Name: Giovanni Soldini ITA and 8 crew

Dates: December 31st 2012 to the 16th February 2013..

Start time: 17;49;30 UTC on 31/12/12.

Finish time: 18;31;59 UTC on 16/02/13.

Elapsed time: 47 days 42 minutes and 29 seconds

Distance: 13225 NM

Average speed: 11.72 kts

The benchmark time was set by Yves Parlier in 1998 of 57d 3h 2m 45s