The 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac) starts tomorrow, Saturday July 13th at 12.30 local time (19.30 UTC, 21.30 Italian time). Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team will set sail from Pt. Fermin, Los Angeles and head towards the finish line, 2225 miles ahead, off Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The weather forecast shows typical conditions for this time of the year: «The first hours after the start will be the hardest» Giovanni Soldini explains, «there will be a wind hole but we will try to make our stand. Later, for around twelve hours, we will sail broad reach with a nice 20-25 wind. After that the wind will start to get lighter and turn to tailwind. We will have to try to stay in the best wind possible and, at the same time, sail around the high pressure. We’re ready for the challenge, Maserati Multi 70 is in good shape and we’re excited!»
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