On Wednesday November 28th, at 08.00 UTC, fifth day of RORC Transatlantic Race, Maserati Multi 70 reclaimed the first place and is now sailing towards West, with a speed between 26 and 28 knots. Between Giovanni Soldini and the finish line there are still 1545 miles to go, with two miles of advantage over PowerPlay, who is sailing towards South.
The two MOD 70s have been swapping the lead in the Line Honours Multihull leaderboard right from the start of the regatta, on Saturday November 24th: a real match race in the Ocean.
With a steady East-Northeast wind between 18 and 22 knots of speed, the Italian Team has to study the right moment to tack. Skipper Giovanni Soldini explains: “During the night we gybed very effectively twice: we gained many miles towards South with a good angle, now we’re sailing West following the rotation of the Trade Winds. PowerPlay made a different technical choice and last night they gybed towards South 4 hours after us.”
Photo ©Mikel Prieto