Maserati-- 70' Ocean Racing Foiler

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  1. Doug Lord
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    I've written Giovanni Soldini to ask if they changed the daggerboard rake to adjust the angle of incidence of the foil on the bottom of the daggerboard. Hope I get an answer......
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    The answer from Valeria quoting Giovanni:
    "We can change the rake of the foil as we want."
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    THREE TROPHIES FOR MASERATI MULTI 70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI AT THE 39TH ROLEX MIDDLE SEA RACE
    October 29, 2018
    The prize giving ceremony for the 39th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year celebrated the 50th anniversary since its first edition in 1968, was held on Saturday October 27th.

    Maserati Multi 70 was the first to cross the finish line at 22.54 58” local time (20.54 UTC), on Monday October 22nd, 2018, completing the 606 miles long historical Maltese regatta in 2 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes and 58 seconds. PowerPlay, its direct rival, arrived second in 2 days, 13 hours, 36 minutes and 48 seconds.

    Giovanni Soldini and the Italian trimaran’s Team won three prizes: the Multihull Line Honours, the first multihull to finish the regatta; the Captain Morgan & MOCRA Trophy, the first multihull on corrected time; and the MTS Trophy, the first non-Maltese boat to cross the finish line.

    The Rolex Middle Sea Race Overall Winner was Courrier Recommandé, skippered by Géry Trentesaux, while Rambler, skippered by George David, won the Monohull Line Honours, the first monohull to cross the finish line.
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI TOWARDS LANZAROTE FOR THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE
    November 16, 2018
    On Saturday November 24th, 2018 at 12.00 UTC, the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, will start from Lanzarote, Canary Islands: approximately 2995 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Granada, Caribbean.

    On the starting line, alongside Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini’s crew, will be the English MOD 70 PowerPlay, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield.

    The two trimarans, as well as competing with each other, will have to challenge the race’s speed record for multihulls, which belongs to Lloyd Thornburg. Aboard the American trimaran Phaedo3, he crossed the finish line in 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds in 2015.

    During the past weeks Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team worked to fix the damages suffered by the trimaran in October during the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

    “We modified and reinforced the rudder’s fittings, which should now be stronger”, Soldini commented. “We also solved the problem with the main sheet’s piston.”

    Aboard Maserati Multi 70, Giovanni Soldini is accompanied by 6 professional sailors, all already crew members in the last edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race:
    • Guido Broggi (ITA) – mainsail trimmer
    • Carlos Hernandez Robayna (ESP) – trimmer
    • Oliver Herrera Perez (ESP) – bowman
    • Nico Malingri (ITA) – grinder and trimmer
    • François Robert (FRA) – pitman
    • Matteo Soldini (ITA) – grinder and trimmer
     
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    From Team Maserati :
    MASERATI MULTI 70 IN LANZAROTE, DAMAGES TO THE STARBOARD RUDDER
    November 21, 2018
    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini arrived late on Monday night in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from where the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, will start on Saturday November 24th, 2018: approximately 2995 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Grenada, Caribbean.

    During the delivery, right before reaching the Strait of Gibraltar, the Italian trimaran lost its starboard rudder’s blade. “It happened on Sunday night,” explains skipper Giovanni Soldini. “We probably bumped into some sort of big net or fishing gear. The fuse system unhooked, as was expected, but the rudder’s blade got tangled and it was strongly pulled downwards, breaking its blocks and slipping out of the fitting”.

    The rudder’s fuse system, assembled aboard Maserati Multi 70 during the summer, was designed to limit the damages in case of violent shock with floating objects, letting the rudder’s blade rise above the water. In this case, because it got tangled, the blade couldn’t get out of the water, but the fuse system was able to save the bushes, the tubes and the fitting.

    The Italian Team is already working to solve the problem: the T-shaped lost rudder will be replaced with a classic MOD rudder, so the trimaran will be able to sail, but it won’t be able to fly port tack.*

    Soldini comments: “It’s clearly not the ideal condition, but we’re fit and determined: we will do our best as usual and we will fight tooth and nail!”

    On the starting line, alongside Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini’s crew, will be the direct rival PowerPlay, the English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, which was already challenged by the Italian trimaran in October during the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

    The two trimarans, as well as competing with each other, will have to challenge the race’s speed record for multihulls, which belongs to Lloyd Thornburg. Aboard the American trimaran Phaedo3, he crossed the finish line in 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds in 2015.

    In this edition of the transoceanic race, in addition to the two MOD 70s, there will be 8 more teams: the Class 40s Eärendil, Hydra e Sirius, the First 47.7 Kali, the Cookson 50 Kuka 3, the Baltic 130 My Song, the Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep and the XP 44 Xtra Staerk.
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    *absolutely amazing: she has lost the use of the stb rudder in every single race she has entered since Soldini got the boat! Different reasons but same result. They say the boat can't fly w/o the stb rudder but as far as I know she has a rudder T-foil on the main hull. My Fire Arrow flies perfectly with no rudder T-foil on the either ama and since, other than that, the foil systems are virtually identical I don't see why Maserati can't fly w/o the stb rudder?
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    I've written Guillaume to ask why they can't fly using just the main hull rudder t-foil-Hope I get an answer.
    Maserati has only TWO days to be ready for the RORC Transatlantic Race! Not being able to fly on port tack will be a handcap in any wind......
     
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    From Team Maserati ,today:
    LESS THAN 24 HOURS LEFT BEFORE THE START OF THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE
    November 23, 2018
    The 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, starts tomorrow, 24th November 2018 at 12.00 UTC. Maserati Multi 70 and the other 9 boats participating in the regatta will start from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, and will sail for 2995 miles across the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish line in Grenada, Caribbean.

    Giovanni Soldini, returning after a training aboard Maserati Multi 70, says: “We are very pleased, the boat works fine. It’s not the best condition without the flying rudder, but I’m sure we will be able to have a great race!”

    The Italian Team is working on the preparations for the race as well as monitoring the developments of the weather conditions. The models show that the Azores High is Southern than usual so there will be light winds in the first 48 hours after the start. “We are expecting a beautiful regatta”, explains Giovanni Soldini, “after the first day with winds between 6 and 8 knots of speed we should find the Trade Wind and we will start sailing quickly towards Grenada.”

    Maserati Multi 70’s direct rival in this edition of the transatlantic regatta is PowerPlay, the English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, which was already challenged by the Italian Team in October during the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
     
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    Maserati damage during RORC:
    "During the afternoon, less than three hours after the start, Giovanni Soldini’s crew had to deal with a damage aboard: while lowering the right-side foil, the adjustment system’s rope damaged the horse on which it leverages. The Team immediately got to work to solve the problem and is now waiting for the resin on the new lamination to catalyse."
    So they've temporarily lost the stb ama foil in addition to the stb. rudder t-foil......
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    THE DUEL BETWEEN MASERATI MULTI 70 AND POWERPLAY CONTINUES 24 AFTER THE START
    November 25, 2018
    Just under 24 hours after the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race, begun yesterday at 12.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 continues sailing in first position, at 2635 miles from the arrival.

    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 away from each other, 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.
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 DOWN WIND WITH THE GENNAKER TOWARDS THE TRADE WINDS
    November 25, 2018
    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.
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 IS SAILING DOWN WIND BETWEEN 25 AND 29 KNOTS OF SPEED
    November 26, 2018
    Maserati Multi 70, at 20.00 UTC, gained some miles: the Italian trimaran is 2188 nm away from the finish line, while PowerPlay has 2191 nm to go.

    Giovanni Soldini explains from aboard: “During the afternoon we had to slow down: a bilge pump’s tube detached and we took on a ton of water. Now everything is solved and we’re off again ‘a cannamorta’!”

    “Now we’re sailing down wind, with one reef on the main and a fully unfurled Gennaker, between 25 and 29 knots of speed with a 20 knots wind.”
     
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    From Team Maserati-see the RORC thread for a more current update:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 AND POWERPLAY CROSSED PATHS IN THE ATLANTIC
    November 27, 2018
    Last night, between 4.00 and 5.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 tacked West, crossing paths with PowerPlay, who is continuing towards South, at less than a mile and a half of distance.

    Finally on starboard tack, with the T-shaped rudder in the water, but the sea is too rough and the trimaran can’t fly.

    Soldini tells from aboard: “We’re drenched: the water we embarked with the damaged tube soaked through all our clothes and sleeping bags, but apart from that everything is good!”

    According to the tracking, at 08.0 UTC Maserati Multi 70 is 1981.0 miles from the arrival and is sailing at 23.5 knots of speed. Its English rival still has 1984.4 miles to go and is sailing towards South at 20.8 knots of speed.
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MATCH RACE IN THE OCEAN BETWEEN MASERATI MULTI 70 AND POWERPLAY
    November 27, 2018
    Maserati Multi 70 proceeds quickly towards Grenada, with an average speed of 28 knots in the last two hours
    The oceanic match race between the two competing trimarans continues: at around 18.00 UTC Maserati Multi 70 crosses paths again with PowerPlay, who passes 1.7 miles astern of the Italian crew.

    At 20.00 UTC Giovanni Soldini tells: “We are on starboard tack and for the first time we were able to fly well for a couple of hours. Now there are steep two meters high waves which is not letting us fly well and we will have to slow down, but we can still stand up to PowerPlay. On port tack, without the flying rudder, we’re suffering a little.”

    The weather reports says that the Trade Winds should be stable between 18 and 22 knots of speed until the finish line in Grenada.

    “We will now have to gybe on the shift and gain speed.”

    Hot meal aboard Maserati Multi 70 tonight: “Nico Malingri is cooking a ‘pasta aglio e olio’ but the pantry is poor, we will have to arrive quickly!”
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 GAINS MILES TOWARDS SOUTH
    November 28, 2018
    On Wednesday November 28th, at 08.00 UTC, fifth day of RORC Transatlantic Race, Maserati Multi 70 reclaimed the first place and is now sailing towards West, with a speed between 26 and 28 knots. Between Giovanni Soldini and the finish line there are still 1545 miles to go, with two miles of advantage over PowerPlay, who is sailing towards South.

    The two MOD 70s have been swapping the lead in the Line Honours Multihull leaderboard right from the start of the regatta, on Saturday November 24th: a real match race in the Ocean.

    With a steady East-Northeast wind between 18 and 22 knots of speed, the Italian Team has to study the right moment to tack. Skipper Giovanni Soldini explains: “During the night we gybed very effectively twice: we gained many miles towards South with a good angle, now we’re sailing West following the rotation of the Trade Winds. PowerPlay made a different technical choice and last night they gybed towards South 4 hours after us.”
     
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