November 25 Evening Update: MASERATI MULTI 70 DOWN WIND WITH THE GENNAKER TOWARDS THE TRADE WINDS
At 22.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 is sailing down wind with the Gennaker and a wind between 9 and 14 knots of speed.
PowerPlay is always very close, 1.3 miles behind. “At sunset they got really close, but we regained a bit of advantage” explains Giovanni Soldini. “The mood aboard is always good, we’re motivated!”
There are 2471 miles left for the Italian Team before reaching the finish line in Grenada – they sailed 479 miles so far.
The competing multihulls are both sailing on a SW course, in order to reach the Trade Winds as soon as possible. With that Maserati Multi 70 should find the ideal conditions to express its full potential.
Just under 24 hours after the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race, begun yesterday at 12.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 continues sailing in the lead, at 2635 miles from the finish line.
The first day was very intense for Giovanni Soldini and his crew: Maserati Multi 70 and PowerPlay, the English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, were never more than 3 miles apart, always sailing upwind.
During the morning today, the close distance duel between the two competing multihulls continues: Maserati Multi 70 is responding very well to the light air conditions, with which PowerPlay, lighter and with less wet surface, is normally advantaged. Continuing towards the finish line, the wind will turn North and the boats will reach the Trade Winds, with which Maserati Multi 70 will be able to express its full potential.