SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A racing yacht named after one of the world’s fastest cars has sailed into San Francisco Bay in what organizers say is the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco.

The 70-foot Maserati sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge late Saturday morning, 47 days after pulling out of New York City.

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The trip covered more than 13,000 miles in what sailors have said for centuries is one of the most challenging sailing journeys in the world.

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The eight-member crew of the Maserati — led by its Italian skipper 47-year-old Giovanni Soldini — left New York City on New Year’s Eve.

Though calm winds late Friday pushed back the vessel’s expected arrival by a few hours, organizers say the crew easily beat the most recent record of 57 days set in 1998.

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