After a long starboard tack, sailing on the damaged hull, Maserati Multi 70 gybed and is now flying at 27-28 knots on port tack, with a 80° wind of 17 knots.
“The maneuvers are very complicated”, explained Giovanni Soldini. “In the other night’s accident we lost the left-side rudder’s steering rod, so we moved the right-side one to the left, but whenever we gybe we have to take it off one side and assemble it on the other side: a big mess!”
“We’re finally on port tack, on this side we have the foil on the rudder, so we can fly steadily and it’s super!”
The latest positions, at 10 UTC, where updated right after Maserati Multi 70 had gybed: the Italian trimaran was sailing at 18 knots, still gaining back speed after the maneuver. Argo and PowerPlay were still ahead, sailing respectively at 27 and 26 knots of speed.
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