Monday, February 20, 2012

Brad Van Liew & Crew Set Sailing Record

Volvo 70 Maserati sailing with Johnstone cousin- Brad Van Liew* This past week, Johnstone cousin Brad Van Liew sailed with Giovanni Soldini and his crew onboard the Volvo Open 70 MASERATI and  set a monohull time reference for the 3,884 nm Cadiz-San Salvador route of 10 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes and 2 seconds.  They left Cadiz on 2 February, traveling 4,632 statue miles at an average speed of 17.6 knots. The team, which includes 2010-11 VELUX 5 Oceans race winner American Brad Van Liew, will carry on without stopping to Charleston, South Carolina, where it will be completely overhauled.  After the work, the team will attempt to beat the 24-hour speed record.  Click here for the full sailing report.