Sailing yacht breaks nine-year-old world record

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Fighting against both extreme winds and dead calms, the Esimit sailing team broke the Monaco to Porto Cervo (Sardinia) course record by 5 hours, 11 minutes, and 17 seconds.

Esimit Europa 2 started in Monaco on Sunday at 4:56:36 a.m. local time. The 30-meter canting keel maxi yacht crossed the finish line on the same day at 3:10:18 p.m., finishing the 195 nautical miles race in just 10 hours 13 minutes and 42 seconds, with average speed of almost 20 knots.

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