Giovanni Soldini

Giovanni Soldini

On the third day of racing, Maserati leads the multihull fleet

Sport

10/01/2023 - 16:39

The RORC Transatlantic Race started on 8 January from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. Around three thousand miles of sailing across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Grenada, in the Eastern Caribbean. 

Maserati Multi70, which on the start line suffered slightly from the moderate wind conditions, in venturing further north of Tenerife built a comeback in the acceleration zone between the islands, and with the entry of the steady ocean breeze, around dawn on the second day, gave its best, overtaking Snowflake and Zoulou and establishing itself at the head of the fleet. 

"Those of the second night after the start were intense hours, with crazy winds and speeds," reports Giovanni Soldini from aboard, "We touched peaks of 37 knots with waves of two to three metres. We are where we wanted to be, in control of our opponents, the road is long but we are not giving up."

At the last update of 12:00 UTC on 10 January, the fleet of three MOD70s had already sailed over a thousand miles and were less than two thousand miles from the finish line.

Weather-wise, the conditions are in place for a breathtaking race to the finish, currently scheduled for the night between Friday and Saturday. 

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