Maserati-- 70' Ocean Racing Foiler

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  1. Doug Lord
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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 IS 1015 MILES AWAY FROM GRENADA
    November 29, 2018
    On Thursday November 29th, at 08.00 UTC, on the sixth day of RORC Transatlantic Race, Maserati Multi 70 is getting closer to the finish line: Giovanni Soldini and his crew are 1015 miles away from Grenada, with 2312 miles covered behind them. PowerPlay follows, 1036 away from the arrival.

    Giovanni Soldini tells from aboard: “Everything is going well, there are 25 knots of wind. Now we both gybed South, we should have a good advantage over PowerPlay. We’re sailing with gennaker and full main, the moon shines on the waves and Maserati Multi 70 darts with wild accelerations between 25 and 33 knots of speed. It’s almost impossible to sleep – you should strap yourself into the bunk! – but we’re happy and determined, the finish line is close and we will do our best as always!”
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 GETTING CLOSER TO THE FINISH LINE
    November 29, 2018
    Maserati Multi 70 is getting closer to Grenada: at 16.00 UTC Giovanni Soldini is 920 miles away from the finish line, with 2517 miles behind him.

    Giovanni Soldini tells from aboard: “We’re tired and soaking wet but happy, we are trying to make Maserati Multi 70 fly towards the finish line without letting PowerPlay get to us, they won’t give up. They kept the West route longer as usual, we are happy to defend the South.”
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE WITH 70 MILES OF ADVANTAGE OVER POWERPLAY
    November 30, 2018
    Today at 08.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are about to enter the seventh day of RORC Transatlantic Race and are sailing with an East wind of 22-25 knots of speed, 530 miles away from the arrival. PowerPlay follows, 600 miles away from the finish line.

    Maserati Multi 70’s arrival in Grenada is expected for the morning (UTC time) of Saturday December 1st.

    The Italian trimaran is travelling between 23 and 29 knots, and reaching 30 knots of speed as it skims down the waves. Giovanni Soldini says: “The swell is gentle and long and we’re able to skim over the waves, even if we’re sailing downwind with very wide angles!”

    “We’re sailing with the gennaker and full main,” explains the Italian skipper, “we will soon gybe and we should hit the layline to Grenada. PowerPlay is around 20 miles further South, but they will have to head even more south as well. They have been chasing us for days without giving an inch, it’s going to be like this until the finish line!”

    “Sailing with PowerPlay is teaching us so much: after days of research we were able to find a setting for Maserati Multi 70, with which, in this wind, we can sail at the same angle as PowerPlay. Throughout the past day we were always amazed by their ability to sail so low and so fast.”
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 ON THE HOMESTRETCH TO GRENADA
    November 30, 2018
    Maserati Multi 70, at 19.00 UTC, is sailing 340 miles from the arrival, with an East-Northeast wind of 18 knots.

    “We’re on the homestretch to the finish line,” tells Giovanni Soldini, “Maserati Multi 70 on an almost direct route to Grenada, PowerPlay is further North: they will have to sail 70 miles South before gybing again towards the finish line. They opted for a Northern route to take advantage of possible wind shifts. Aboard Maserati Multi 70 everyone is focused: we want to arrive as soon as possible!”
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 277 MILES AWAY FROM GRENADA. “IT WILL BE A PHOTO-FINISH ARRIVAL!”
    November 30, 2018
    According to the tracking, at 22.00 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 proceeds at 27 knots towards Grenada, with 277 miles ahead. A few miles further North is PowerPlay, sailing at 26 knots of speed, 264 miles from the finish line.

    Giovanni Soldini comments: “PowerPlay has a completely different and unexpected wind. In this moment they’re able to sail on a direct route towards Grenada: it will be a photo-finish arrival!”
     
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    From the winner-Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 CROSSED FIRST THE FINISH LINE OF THE 5TH RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE
    December 1, 2018
    Today, December 1st, 2018, at 06.54 34″ UTC, Maserati Multi 70 crossed first the finish line of the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, covering the 2995 miles between Lanzarote and Grenada with an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds.

    PowerPlay crosses the finish line at 07.40 12″ UTC, with an elapsed time of 6 days, 19 hours, 40 minutes and 12 seconds.

    Maserati Multi 70’s crew is made up of 7 professional sailors: aboard the Italian trimaran, alongside skipper Giovanni Soldini, are the Italian Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinder and trimmer); the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman); the French François Robert (pitman).
     
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    MASERATI MULTI 70 COMPLETES THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE IN 6 DAYS, 18 HOURS, 54 MINUTES AND 34 SECONDS
    December 1, 2018
    At 06.54 34” UTC (02.54 local time), Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 cross first the finish line of the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada, Caribbean, with an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. The Italian Team places first in Line Honours Multihull (first boat to cross the finish line in the multihull category) and second in the MOCRA Class (which keeps in consideration the Time Corrector Factor, with a corrected time of 14 days, 23 hours, 32 minutes and 28 seconds). Their direct rival PowerPlay, Peter Cunningham’s English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, crossed the finish line at 07.40 12” UTC (with an elapsed time of 6 days, 19 hours, 40 minutes and 12 seconds, and a corrected time of 14 days, 20 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds).

    Aboard Maserati Multi 70, alongside skipper Giovanni Soldini, are 6 professional sailors: the Italian Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinder and trimmer); the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman); the French François Robert (pitman).

    A few minutes after crossing the finish line, Giovanni Soldini commented: “It was a very close race: for days and days we sailed at close distance and we even crossed routes on sight for three times in the middle of the Atlantic. PowerPlay is a very strong team, they know the boat really well, it was a fantastic experience for us: we were able to carry out many tests, to enhance and improve the way we sail Maserati Multi 70. We learned so much in these days and we’re very happy about this result. Really, a hard but exciting race!”

    Since the start of the regatta, Maserati Multi 70 sailed in asymmetric asset – with a flying T-shaped rudder on the port hull and a classic MOD rudder on the starboard hull – because during the delivery to Lanzarote, the Italian trimaran lost its right-side T-shaped rudder’s blade.

    Giovanni Soldini and his crew started the race from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on Saturday November 24th at 12.00 UTC, aligned on the starting line alongside PowerPlay and 8 other Teams, with a SW wind of 9 knots of speed. Since the first day of the race, Maserati Multi 70 and PowerPlay battled in a fierce duel: for the first 36 hours there were never more than 3 miles between the two multihulls.

    Three hours after the start, Maserati Multi 70 suffered damage aboard: while lowering the starboard foil, the adjustment system’s rope broke the top part of the horse, on which it leverages. The Team got to work right away and solved the problem with a new lamination.

    During the night between Sunday and Monday, Maserati Multi 70 set course to South, to exit the area of high pressure with little wind. PowerPlay is able to sail faster with light winds: they gybed later and gained a few miles of advantage. From that moment the two Teams chose different strategies: PowerPlay kept its West route longer, while Maserati Multi 70 headed further South. Moving away from the centre of the area of high pressure, the Italian trimaran was able to reach the rising wind faster.

    On Monday November 26th, the Italian Team finally reached the Trade Winds, but they had to slow down for a problem aboard: a bilge pump’s drain pipe detached and the trimaran took on a ton of water. A few hours later the problem was solved and the crew sets off again downwind sailing between 25 and 29 knots.

    The ocean match race continued between the two trimarans, who went on crossing their courses with a few miles of distance between each other. During the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Italian Team, after a few right gybes, gained many miles towards South. Maserati Multi 70 continued on its gallop towards Grenada, with the gennaker and full main and gybing on the Trade Winds’ shift, and, on Tuesday evening, Giovanni Soldini and his crew reached a 50 miles advantage over PowerPlay where their routes crossed.

    On Friday, the two multihulls started running on the homestretch to the finish line: Maserati Multi 70, sailing almost on a direct route to Grenada, and PowerPlay, 70 miles further North, travelling head-to-head. Approaching Grenada, PowerPlay found an unexpected wind in its favour: the wind shifted 20 degrees further North, so they were able to sail on a more direct route to the finish line and they gained many miles.

    Maserati Multi 70 will now go into the shipyard, to get ready for the next appointment: the RORC 600 Caribbean in February 2019.
     
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    Maserati Main Foil- I was wondering a little bit whether Maserati had removed its main foil since she had done so much better this year in light air- winning two out of two races -each with a lot of lite(non-foiling) air. They did not remove the foil-they just managed to tune the boat so its light air performance improved w/o knocking down it's capability of foiling using the revolutionary foil system*.
    I decided tonight to try to find a picture of the boat hauled out and I found it on facebook. They're repairing the latest damage to the stb rudder system in prep for the RORC 600.
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    * first developed and tested on the Fire Arrow Test Model now similar versions used on Maserati, Gitana 17, Macif and the former Banque Pop IX.

    pix by Team Maserati/facebook: mainfoil on daggerboard-
    Maserati main foil after 2018 RORC.jpg
     
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    Maserati Flying: Maserati flying lge july-august 2018.jpg
     
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    Team Maserati ready for the 600----video from catsailingnews.com
     
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    Maserati Flying Feb 2019:
    --picture by Mikel Prieto

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    Maserati Main Foil Ready for the 600:
    --picture by Team Maserati
    Maserati main foil 2-8-19.jpg
     
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    From Team Maserati:

    MASERATI MULTI 70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI ARE READY FOR THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600

    February 8, 2019
    Following a positive 2018, Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s 2019 racing season starts with the participation in the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, the 600-miles-long race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. The regatta will start on Monday February 18th.

    The 79 boats that have entered the regatta will start from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, heading North, they will pass Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth before rounding Saint Martin and heading South towards Guadeloupe. After rounding the island, the fleet will head back North, touching the last mark off Barbuda before heading back to Antigua towards the finish line. The course of the race features a great variety of currents and winds, which makes it a very interesting and challenging regatta.

    The multihull record belongs to the American MOD 70 Phaedo3, which in 2016 arrived first with an elapsed time of 1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds. Maserati Multi 70 participated in the race in 2017, arriving second after Phaedo3.

    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team have a great season behind them: in 2018 the Italian trimaran’s Team first conquered the Tea Route Record, from Hong Kong to London, with an elapsed time of 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds, then won Multihull Line Honours both in the 39th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October, and in the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race in November.

    After the RORC Transatlantic Race, Maserati Multi 70 spent two months in the boatyard in Guadeloupe. The Team worked non-stop to carry out maintenance on the trimaran: they applied the antifouling paint and repainted the hulls and the appendixes, they inspected the mechanical components, the deck’s equipment and the electrical system. The Team also made some slight changes to the T-shaped rudder’s system developed last year in order to make it stronger.
     

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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI READY FOR THE CHALLENGE AGAINST ARGO
    February 15, 2019
    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team have arrived in Antigua, ready to participate in the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. More than 700 sailors from all over the world and yachts from over 20 nations will compete in the 600-mile-long race around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. The regatta will start on Monday February 18th.

    Aboard the Italian trimaran, skipper Giovanni Soldini will be joined by an international crew:

    • Vittorio Bissaro (IT), tactician – he participated in the Olympic games of Rio 2016 in the Nacra 17 class. He has already sailed aboard Maserati Multi 70 in a number of races, including the 2017 edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 and the 2018 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. He has also worked with Maserati Multi 70’s Team to optimize the trimaran’s dynamics and data analysis.
    • Guido Broggi (IT), mainsail trimmer – he is the boat captain of Maserati Multi 70 and has thousands of miles of ocean sailing under his belt. He has been working alongside Giovanni Soldini for many years, since he was team leader in the building and in the racing preparation of 60’ Fila in 1998. He participated in the RORC Caribbean 600 aboard Maserati Multi 70 in 2017 and, in 2018, he was part of the crew for the Tea Route record from Hong Kong to London, for the Rolex Middle Sea Race and for the RORC Transatlantic Race.
    • Carlos Hernandez Robayna (ESP), trimmer – he has many years of sailing experience and he has raced in various classes. He has sailed alongside Giovanni Soldini in several regattas and ocean crossings, among which the Transpacific Yacht Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Aboard Maserati Multi 70, he participated in the 2017 edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 and, in 2018, in the Rolex Middle Sea Race and in the RORC Transatlantic Race.
    • Oliver Herrera Perez (ESP), bowman – in his career he raced aboard Ims 500s, Swan 45s and Rc44s. He was previously part of VOR 70 Maserati’s crew and now he continues to race as bowman aboard Maserati Multi 70. In 2018 he crewed for Giovanni Soldini during the Tea Route record, the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the RORC Transatlantic Race.
    • Nico Malingri (IT), grinder and trimmer – he started sailing when he was very young and has conquered two double-handed records with his father Vittorio Malingri aboard a 20-feet-long catamaran: the Marseilles-Carthage in 2016 and the Dakar-Guadeloupe in 2017. In 2018 he was part of Maserati Multi 70’s crew for the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the RORC Transatlantic Race.
    • Matteo Soldini (IT), grinder and trimmer – he has been part of the Maserati Multi 70 project since its start and he has participated in many offshore races, including one edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. In 2018 he was part of the trimaran’s crew for the Rolex Middle Sea Race and for the RORC Transatlantic Race.
    • Claude Thélier (FR), trimmer – originally from Guadeloupe, he has many years of sailing experience in different classes, among which ORMA 60s and MOD 70s. In 2009 he participated in the first edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 aboard Region Guadeloupe, the trimaran which held the race record until 2015.
    Maserati Multi 70’s crew is busy getting ready for the race, Giovanni Soldini says:<<When we trained yesterday the wind was strong, around 20 knots. The waves were 3 meters high, so we couldn’t fly steadily, but the boat sails well, we think it’s going to be a great race. It’s too early for accurate weather forecasts, but the Trade Winds should be stable. The ideal condition for us would be a slightly lighter wind resulting in smaller waves and allowing us to fly better>>.

    This year’s edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 currently has 78 entrants, 10 of which are in the multihull category (MOCRA): alongside Maserati Multi 70, there will be MOD 70 Argo, Multi 50 Olmix, Bieker 52 Fujin, Gunboat 60 Arethusa, Gunboat 62 Chim Chim, MRS B 525 Level 3 Fun, Pulsar 50 Rayon Vert, TS42 Guyader Gastronomie and DNA F4 Falcon.

    Maserati Multi 70’s direct rival is the American trimaran Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll. This will be the first RORC Caribbean 600 for Argo, but everyone in the crew has already participated in the race aboard other boats. Among them is British Brian Thompson who, in 2016, co-skippered MOD 70 Phaedo3 setting the race record. François Gabart, the great French sailor who won the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, will also be on board Argo.

    «Argo’s Team is very strong» said Giovanni Soldini. «On board is Brian Thompson, who skippered Phaedo3. They are a super crew and they know the boat very well. Their trimaran is much lighter than Maserati Multi 70, which is in flying mode. We can’t wait for the race to start – we will do our best as always!»

    The 78 boats that have entered the regatta will start from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, heading North, they will pass Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth before rounding Saint Martin and heading South towards Guadeloupe. After rounding the island, the fleet will head back North, touching the last mark off Barbuda before sailing back to Antigua towards the finish line. The race course features a great variety of currents and winds, which makes it a very interesting and challenging regatta.

    The multihull record belongs to American MOD 70 Phaedo3, which in 2016 arrived first with an elapsed time of 1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds. Maserati Multi 70 participated in the race in 2017, arriving second after Phaedo3.
     
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