Maserati Multi 70, at 12.30 UTC, is flying at 27-30 knots of speed with a 20 knots tailwind.
At the start, 24 hours before, the Italian trimaran suffered damages to the foil’s cylinders that adjust the rake, the foil’s upward thrust. Giovanni Soldini and his Team were able to solve the problem, but they were forced to slow down while LoveWater, the 80′ trimaran, was gaining miles.
Giovanni Soldini explains from aboard: “The first hours after we solved the problem with the foils were fantastic: with the right wind and a flat sea Maserati Multi 70 gave its best flying and we were able to bridge most of the gap with LoveWater. During the night the wind turned to a tailwind and this morning, with a rough sea, we suffered a little, but now we have a good side gap to the North, where the wind should rise in the next hours. Finally the waves got a little longer now and we’re sailing ‘a cannamorta’!”
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