With less than 24 hours to go before the start of the 10th edition of the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, scheduled for October 25th, 2023 at 11:10 a.m. local time (3:10 UTC, 5:10 a.m. Italian time) and organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Hong Kong under the auspices of the RORC, the weather framework that will accompany the fleet of competitors along the 673 nautical miles of Asia’s longest offshore race is being defined.
Crossing the South China Sea, from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to the coastal city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Soldini and the crew of the Maserati Multi70 trimaran will encounter 15-20 knot winds at the start and in the first few hours of sailing, and then enter a mostly low-wind zone (6/3 knots) that will slow the race to Vietnam.
In this edition, Maserati Multi70 will have no direct rivals in the multihull class, but will sail with the 2 Transpac 52s, Callisto (USA) and Centennial 3 (PHI), and the 75-footer Centennial 5 (PHI), and will take advantage of this to train in racing conditions since the forecast does not favor the race for the speed record.
On board Maserati Multi70, Giovanni Soldini will be accompanied by a crew of seven consisting of John Elkann, Oliver Herrera Perez, Francesco Pedol, Matteo Soldini, Gero Soldini, Gianmarco Sardi, and Pierre-Laurent Boullais.
Photo © Francesca Sanlorenzo