A total of 215 miles separate Maserati Multi70 from her sole class rival in the RORC Transatlantic Race, Phaedo3. However, the American boat has now changed course and is heading north.
As of 17:00 GMT, Maserati Multi70’s speed had dropped to 5.5 knots while the N/NE wind she is sailing in is struggling to get above 10 knots. The US trimaran, Phaedo3,is presently making 21.4 knots.
What happens overnight will prove pivotal. Maserati Multi70 still has another 2,369 nautical miles to go to the finish-line off Grenada, having put 496 miles behind her.
Both trimarans are focusing on catching the very large depression in the North Atlantic as quickly as possible as this should provide Maserati Multi70 with perfect “flying” (foiling) conditions.
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