RORC Transat 2016 might well be the first Oceanic race to match a foiler MOD70 (handicapped though with one ama equipped with flying foils) vs a traditional floating one.
The additional speed obtained by Maserati when sailing port ama down was not enough to overcome Phaedo 3 navigation and also great speed.Loick Peyron talked about having foiling Ocean Crosing multis, and Giovanni Soldini & Maserati have made that statement a reality. With of course the initial design / setup work done by Gitana Team who transformed a MOD70 into a flying machine.Below offical results. More info at rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/
|Sail||Boat||Type of Boat||Owner||Sailed by||Finish Time||Elapsed||Handicap||Corrected||Pos ||Pts||Factored |
|90||135||3||Phaedo 3||MOD 70||Lloyd Thornburg||Brian Thompason||3 Dec - 01:49:55||6 - 13:39:55||1.98||13 - 00:10:38||1||90||135|
|84||126||ITA55||Maserati||MOD 70||Giovanni Soldini||3 Dec - 20:54:23||7 - 08:44:23||2.024||14 - 21:43:16||2||84||126|