Maserati Multi 70 proceeds quickly towards Grenada, with an average speed of 28 knots in the last two hours
The oceanic match race between the two competing trimarans continues: at around 18.00 UTC Maserati Multi 70 crosses paths again with PowerPlay, who passes 1.7 miles astern of the Italian crew.
At 20.00 UTC Giovanni Soldini tells: “We are on starboard tack and for the first time we were able to fly well for a couple of hours. Now there are steep two meters high waves which is not letting us fly well and we will have to slow down, but we can still stand up to PowerPlay. On port tack, without the flying rudder, we’re suffering a little.”
The weather reports says that the Trade Winds should be stable between 18 and 22 knots of speed until the finish line in Grenada.
“We will now have to gybe on the shift and gain speed.”
Hot meal aboard Maserati Multi 70 tonight: “Nico Malingri is cooking a ‘pasta aglio e olio’ but the pantry is poor, we will have to arrive quickly!”