Published: Monday, 10 December 2018

The 130' Baltic sailing yacht My Song, designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta, won the 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Transatlantic Race, taking Monohull Line Honours on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 17:47:11 UTC.

My Song, whose owner is a member of the International Maxi Association (IMA), set a new Monohull Race Record after completing the 2,995 nautical mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 10 days 5 hrs 47 mins 11 secs, shaving 1 hr 19 mins 48 secs off the previous monohull race record set in the 2015 race by Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot-Conq 100, Nomad IV.

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(Photo: RORC / Arthur Daniel)

RORC Race Officer Steve Cole presented Pier Luigi with the magnificent International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours and congratulated the team for setting a new race record.

"I feel very happy to come to Grenada, but it is too close to Lanzarote! We were enjoying crossing the Atlantic so much and racing My Song at 20 knots was amazing. I am very happy," commented My Song’s Owner. "A little bit of rain at the end was fine, but we hope Grenada will show us some more sunshine."

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(Photo: Carlo Borlenghi)

My Song is an advanced technology, lightweight, pre-preg carbon composite construction by Baltic Yachts. Nauta Design created the general concept, exterior and interior design, while hull lines, sailplan and appendages were drawn by Reichel Pugh, also responsible for the structural engineering together with composite experts Gurit for some selected components. MCM’s Nigel Ingram was the Project Manager for the owner in this avant-garde project.

Nauta Design’s congratulations go to My Song crew for the RORC Transatlantic Race: Pier Luigi Loro Piana, Giacomo Loro Piana, Luca Albarelli, Jaime Arbones, Andrea Balzarini, Gerri Baracchi, Giorgio Benussi, Alberto Bolzan, Ambrogio Cremona, Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Andrea Forlani, Flavio Grassi, Cristian Griggio, Jose Ignacio Braquehais, Giorgio Peretti, Jacopo Piazzolla, Nacho Postigo, Nicola Simoncelli, Vittorio Zaoli, and Gabriele Zoppi.

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(Photo: Carlo Borlenghi)