At 12:00 UTC (14:00 Italian time) on Wednesday, July 5th, Maserati Multi 70 continues to sail with a tail wind, waiting for the wind tu turn allowing the Italian team to gybe towards Hawaii. The MOD left in the race are only two: Argo was forced to withdraw from the competition due to engine issues, leaving Maserati Multi 70 to duel with Orion, in the lead.
For the first few hours of the race, the trimarans had to cross a large area with extremely variable wind. Orion was the first to reach the trade wind, which allowed them to increase the distance from Maserati Multi 70, which remained in pursuit between wind holes.
“Orion has gained a good leeward advantage in the last 12 hours,” says Soldini from aboard. ” We were following the same course, until Orion, who had more favourable winds from the start, changed course, finding a wind that was not shown in the forecast. We will see if approaching the arrival we will have a favorable opportunity to recover, we are ready to take it!”
The Transpac fleet can be monitored on the YB system which is updated with intervals of 4 hours up to 200 miles from arrival, when the tracking will take place in real time. At this link you can follow the race.