Dawn has not yet broken in the North Atlantic where Maserati Multi70 has caught a more widespread 15-knot E/NE wind which will continue to freshen over the coming hours as she makes her way further west.
Storms, unstable winds and peak speeds of 38 knots. That was the situation Maserati Multi70 left in her wake as she emerged from the second night of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Now at the same longitude as Cape Verde, she is continuing her race […]
Maserati Multi70 spent her first night both of the race and on the ocean sailing upwind as she attempted to bridge the gap with her only direct rival in the multi class, the American trimaran Phaedo3 which is currently leading the fleet.
The RORC Transatlantic Race started at 13.00 Italian time (12.00 local time). A fleet of 14 craft lined out, including Maserati Multi70 manned by skipper Giovanni Soldini and his team who were extremely eager to embark on this first ocean challenge.
Tomorrow at 12, local time, starts the third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race: the 2865 miles long ocean regatta crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Lanzarote (Canary Islands) to Grenada (Caribbean Sea). There’s a definite whiff of the big ocean regattas on the docksides in Marina di Arrecife these days as the 15 crews entered in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race busy themselves with last-minute boat preparations, and navigators and skippers pore over the weather predictions for the first couple of days at sea.
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.
After casting off on Sunday from La Spezia, Maserati Multi70 has now left the Balearics in her wake and is bound for the Straits of Gibraltar. She is expected to make landfall at Lanzarote in the Canaries by the end of this week.