Shortly after 18 UTC on September 29th, Maserati Multi 70‘s Team crossed the Date Line and is sailing with a 16/18 knots South-Easterly wind, but the delivery is proving to be difficult.
Giovanni Soldini explains: «In the last 24 hours we had a fair wind and we made some headway, now (at 18.24 UTC) we’re at 30°N 179.54°E, but in the next few hours the wind will drop and the next night there will be no wind again. The crossing will take longer than expected: there’s no sign of the Trade Wind. We’re also having problems with the alternator and we’re forced to save energy. The Solbian solar panels are saving us, we hope it’s going to be sunny all the time!»
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