A father and son from Italy made their name in the record book.
They have created the record after taking over 11 days in a catamaran to cross the Atlantic. The information about the same has been released by World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC). According to the council, Nico Malingri and Vittorio Malingri have completed their tourney in 11 days, one hour and nine minutes. They arrived in the Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and port town on Thursday leaving Dakar in Senegal.
Malingri broke the record by 10 hours, 16 minutes. It was set in 2007 by French duo Pierre-Yves Moreau and Benoit Lequin.
Speaking about the experience they had while they were on the journey, Nico Malingri said, “The experience was amazing and spectacular. We planned it and executed everything according to the plan.
Our target was never missed, we were always on the target and the boat we opted in to do the travelling was also great and smooth to travel. Towards the end, we started getting tired, but when we complete the race, we were happy. We maintained the average speed and that brought the result for us. We did well and together we enjoyed as well.”
He further added that “Weather also supported us a lot; we did not face any major challenge while taking the trip. I and my son, decided to maintain the average speed and we did that. Because of that we got this result. We will certainly sail together in the future also, if any such opportunity like this comes to us.”
Talking about the distance, then this father and son covered the distance of 4,725 km. The distance between Senegal to Guadeloupe is nearly 4,725 km (2935 miles). It is the same distance that is between New York and San Francisco.