Maserati Multi 70 forced to retire from the first race, they will set sail for the second race tomorrow
Maserati Multi 70 forced to retire from the first race
Maserati Multi 70's Team had to retire from the first of the three races of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge, which started today in Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten. The Team's participation to the second race tomorrow is confirmed.
A few moments after the start, the Italian trimaran, hurled at 30 knots towards the offset mark, was hit by a fish trap that tangled around a rudder's wing, causing damages to the rudder quadrant. Giovanni Soldini and his team chose to retire from the competition and they are already working to fix the problem in time for the second race tomorrow.
Giovanni Soldini commented: "We're very sorry, but we took the right decision: tomorrow Maserati Multi 70 will be at its best again for the second race."