The World Sailing Speed Record Council, organism of World Sailing that certifies sailing records, has made official the record of Vittorio and Nico Malingri obtained last April 20th in the oceanic crossing Dakar/Guadeloupe with a time of 11 days, 1 hour, 9 minutes improving the previous record of 10 hours and 16 minutes.
Official communication from WSSR Council:
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new World Record:
Record: Dakar to Guadeloupe
Yacht: “Feel Good”. 20ft Catamaran
Name: Vittorio and Nico Malingri. ITA
Dates:.9th April 2017 to the 20th April 2017
Start time: 11;10;17 UTC on 9/4/17
Finish time: 12;19;47 UTC on 20/4/17
Elapsed time: 11 days 1 hour 9 minutes and 30 seconds Distance: 2551 NM
Average speed: 9.62 kts
Comments: Previous record: Lequin/Moreau FRA. 2007. 11d 11h 25m 42s.
Secretary to the WSSR Council
Vittorio Malingri: “It is an immense emotion to know that this prestigious record has been officialized. In the world of International Ocean Sailing it is an important achievement and also for the Italian one as we brought it back to our country. Thanks to everyone in the team, you have been great and it is a success for all of us, you really put your best to help achieve this challenge and worked intensively for and with Team Malingri.”
Nico Malingri: “It has been very hard, but we managed to pass all obstacles pushed by the desire to reach this big goal. For us it’s a great satisfaction and we are really happy to have obtained this important recognition from the WSSR Council”.
Team Malingri: “We thank everyone that supported and followed us in this adventure, furthermore it was also an immense pleasure to have been invited to the Italian TV program on RAI3 of broadcaster Fabio Fazio, “Che Fuori Tempo che Fa”, on Sunday May 14th, where we had the occasion to once again talk about this incredible venture that we faced”.
Carlo Leoni, Comunication and External Relations Director of Groupe PSA: “Great Malingri. Another record gained greatly, after the one in 2016 in the Mediterranean, from Marseille to Carthage. Vittorio and Nico wrote another important page in the sport history of sailing. We are proud to have sustained and supported them in this adventure. A challenge that is perfectly in line with the spirit of Citroën, which is the most unconventional and audacious of the entire world of automotive. Bravi!”
Dede De Luca CEO of OneSails International, technical parter of Team Malingri:
“Congratulations to Vittorio and Nico Malingri for having completed a great challenge. We are happy and proud to have contributed to this result with our sails. It is a great pleasure and honor to have supported you. We are ready for the next challenges”.
Vittorio Malingri, a pioneer of ocean racing, and his son Nico, beat the record of the Dakar-Guadeloupe crossing, the most classic oceanic records of the class of F20 boats (the previous record was of 11 days 11 hours and 25 minutes, the Malingri’s improved it of 10 hours and 16 minutes).