The 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, starts tomorrow, 24th November 2018 at 12.00 UTC. Maserati Multi 70 and the other 9 boats participating in the regatta will start from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, and will sail for 2995 miles across the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish line in Grenada, Caribbean.
Giovanni Soldini, returning after a training aboard Maserati Multi 70, says: “We are very pleased, the boat works fine. It’s not the best condition without the flying rudder, but I’m sure we will be able to have a great race!”
The Italian Team is working on the preparations for the race as well as monitoring the developments of the weather conditions. The models show that the Azores High is Southern than usual so there will be light winds in the first 48 hours after the start. “We are expecting a beautiful regatta”, explains Giovanni Soldini, “after the first day with winds between 6 and 8 knots of speed we should find the Trade Wind and we will start sailing quickly towards Grenada.”
Maserati Multi 70’s direct rival in this edition of the transatlantic regatta is PowerPlay, the English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, which was already challenged by the Italian Team in October during the Rolex Middle Sea Race.