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. She’ll be sailing into Arrecife, from where the RORC Transatlantic Race starts on Saturday, November 26, and excitement is already building there about the arrival of the Italian trimaran as her two bowmen, Carlos Hernandez and Oliver Herrera Perez, both hail from the islands.
“I’m very happy this race begins from Lanzarote Bay as it’s where I started sailing and spent my childhood. Sailing into it aboard a cutting-edge boat like Maserati Multi70 makes me feel very proud,” commented Carlos Hernandez.
His words were echoed by Oliver Herrera Perez: “I come from Fuerteventura and I lived on Lanzarote until I was 12 so this start is really special for me. Even though I’ve been sailing for quite a few years now, this is the first time I’ll be starting an ocean race from the Canaries. I’m delighted to have this opportunity and to be part of the Maserati Multi70 crew”.