For many hours Maserati Multi 70 had to sail on starboard tack, on the damaged hull. It was impossible to reach an average speed higher than 25 knots. At 12 UTC, Giovanni Soldini and his crew gybed and now, on port tack, they are able to fly steadily and reach a higher speed.
The positions updated at 8 UTC, before the last gybe, show Maserati Multi 70 782 miles away from the finish line, more than a hundred miles behind PowerPlay, with 655 miles to go, and Argo, with 602 miles ahead of it: the disadvantage is not small, but the Italian trimaran’s Team is not giving up and will fight to the end.
Photo ©Tom Walker