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MOD 70 PowerPlay Set for World Record Match Race with Maserati

21st April 2021
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard Credit: Lloyd images

Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard tomorrow, 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.

Peter Cunningham on the helm of MOD70 PowerPlay Peter Cunningham on the helm of MOD70 PowerPlay Photo: Lloyd images

“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 138nm Cowes - Dinard World Record attempt courseThe 138nm Cowes - Dinard World Record attempt course

The Cowes - Dinard World Record attempt follows PowerPlay's successful world record run for the original Fastnet Course in April 2021 as Afloat reported here

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Louay Habib

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Louay Habib is a Maritime Journalist & Broadcaster based in Hamble, United Kingdom

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