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PowerPlay set for World Record Match Race with Maserati

by PowerPlay Racing 22 Apr 07:41 BST 22 April 2021
MOD70 PowerPlay © Lloyd Images

Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt Cowes - Dinard today, Thursday 22 April 2021. The current record for the 138 nautical mile course is held by MOD70 Phaedo 3 which scorched across the English Channel at an average speed of 28.66 knots in a record time of just 4 hrs 48 mins 57 secs.

PowerPlay's record attempt will have the added thrill of direct competition. Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati has also announced a record attempt. Two of the world's fastest ocean-going multihulls will go head-to-head on a racecourse that dates back to 1906.

"This is a great occasion for the sport, PowerPlay has the greatest respect for Maserati and we know the feeling is mutual," commented Peter Cunningham. "Maserati beat PowerPlay across the line in the RORC Transatlantic Race but PowerPlay beat Maserati in the RORC Caribbean 600, so this is going to be a fascinating race."

The Cowes - Dinard World Record attempt follows PowerPlay's succesful world record run for the original Fastnet Course in April 2021. For updates from the match race from Cowes to Dinard follow PowerPlay Racing on Facebook.

For more information about PowerPlay Racing: www.PowerPlay.ky

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