• In Town, Shanghai Bound

    Giovanni Soldiini and crew on the modified Volvo 70' Maserati arrive in the SF Bay earlier this week after record attempts in the Atlantic and Caribbean.

    Thier current goal is to break the 7,000 nm San Francisco to Shanghai record, which has not been challenged in some time. In 1853, Swordfish, built two years before and under the command of Captain Charles Collins, established herself as the fastest ever clipper, covering the route in 32 days and 9 hours, thereby slashing two days off the record previously held by Romance of the Sea

    From their, Givanni and crew will head towards OZ in preparation for the Sydney Hobart where they will attempt to nip the 1Day, 18hour and 23 seconds record of Wild Oats XI.