Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 team have postponed the departure for the Hong Kong – London sailing record scheduled for today. The reason, explains Maserati’s skipper, is a problem we discovered at the top of the mast during the last check of the boat. ”Oliver climbed to the top of the mast and discovered some problems with the rail and the main sail traveler. We prefer to replace the damaged part rather than taking unnecessary risks. This piece is produced in Europe, we are looking for a solution to either send it to us or find a way to build it here. This is the kind of damage that could have cost us a lot, it’s better to have discovered it now than once at sea. ”
For Soldini and the crew of Maserati Multi70, it means back to standby, waiting again for a good weather window to set sail in order conquer the record.