Maserati Multi70 in now into day seven of racing and is expected to make landfall at Grenada between tomorrow and Sunday morning. The shore teams and organizers are already in situ preparing to welcome the two trimarans.
Fifth day of the race. 20.00 GMT. Close reaching, average speeds of 30 knots, peaks of 38. Maserati Multi70 flies toward the Grenada finish-line.
Giovanni Soldini describes how he and the crew spent the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race aboard Maserati Multi70: «An incredible day! We’re making 20/22 knots on a close reach. We flew for a couple of hours.
«We’re still battling to get into an area of clean wind, now that we’ve sailed through the low pressure area with its light winds and squally conditions. We have 700 miles ahead of us on the L-foil which allows us to fly. It will be interesting to see if we can deliver competitive speeds and angles even in big waves. But so far everything has felt very positive».
Now on her fifth day of racing, Maserati Multi70 spent the night in the North Atlantic low-pressure area. Over the last 12 hours, she has maintained a high average speed that has reduced the gap with Phaedo3 by a further 100 nautical miles. The two boats are now 209 miles apart.
Maserati Multi70 continues her westward gallop in the RORC Transatlantic Race at a speed of 19.2 knots (as of 17:00 GMT), having hooked the low pressure system that formed over the North Atlantic. The latter also helped her slash – in the last 24 hours – 100 nautical miles off the distance to her American rival Phaedo3 which sails at a speed of 20.7 knots and has a 310 mile lead on the straight-line route to Grenada.
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 […]