cold day in hell

You gotta feel for Ryan B and the boys of the Maserati as they set off to beat Yves Parlier’s 15-year old Gold Rush Route record (NY-SF via the Horn) on New Year’s Eve; chipping ice off the deck is never a great way to start a voyage at sea.

Still, with Giovanni Soldini’s flair for the dramatic and his strong desire to make Maserati happy enough with the exposure to buy him VOD-65 for Christmas, we expect to see lots of good content from the team on a route with massive potential for drama.  Gio’s site also has a nice Geovoile tracker; monitor their progress here.  And hit the Maserati thread in Ocean Racing Anarchy here.