It’s the fourth sailing day since the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race and the challenge between the three MOD 70s continues in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
“Yesterday was pretty intense,” says Soldini from aboard, at around 14 UTC. “Today the situation is definitely better: the sea is fantastic, but most of all we gybed, so the rudder is operational. The left rudder has been giving us problems for different reasons, we suffered two big hits and the second one was fatal.”
Giovanni Soldini and his crew are not getting discouraged as the race is still long for the three trimarans: PowerPlay, in the lead, has 1439 miles before the finish line, Argo has 1512 miles and Maserati Multi 70 has 1539 miles.
“We’re getting out of the low pressure, we’re sailing south with a north-westerly wind looking for the Trade winds, but they won’t be stable above 20°N of latitude. Before then we will have to sail through areas with weak and unstable wind, it will be an intense gybing war. As usual we will give our best, always «a cannamorta»!”
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