In just four days’ time, Maserati Multi70 will be ocean-bound in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race in which 11 crews will be starting from Lanzarote on Saturday, November 26.
The Trade Winds-favoured 2,865-nautical mile route will take the fleet all the way to the finish on the island of Grenada in the Grenadines. In the MOD 70 category, an exciting head-to-head between the Giovanni Soldini-skippered Maserati Multi70 and the Brian Thompson-skippered Phaedo3 is expected.
Skipper Giovanni Soldini is flanked aboard Maserati Multi70 by a crew of six: Guido Broggi, Francesco Malingri, Jean-Baptiste Vaillant, François Robert, Oliver Herrera and Carlos Hernandez.
«We are delighted to be taking part in this ocean race and it will give us our first opportunity to test Maserati Multi70 over a long distance», commented Giovanni Soldini. «We are happy to get another chance to pit ourselves against Phaedo3 with which we’ve shared the same schedule for these first races».
The weather for the RORC Transatlantic Race looks set to be challenging as the Trade Winds are still rather weak and less than widespread.
«The Trade Winds haven’t yet stabilised. There’s a very big tropical depression in mid-Ocean that’s taking all the wind and influencing the area we’ll be sailing through», explains Giovanni Soldini.
The multihull time to beat (set by Phaedo3 in 2015) is 5 days, 22 hours, 46’ and 03”.