Maserati-- 70' Ocean Racing Foiler

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  1. Doug Lord
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    From Team Maserati:

    MASERATI MULTI 70 IS READY TO START THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TOMORROW
    February 17, 2019
    The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, will start tomorrow, Monday February 18th, at 11.00 local time (15.00 UTC and 16.00 Italian time). Alongside Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70, which is racing in flying mode, more than 700 sailors from all around the world and yachts from over 20 nations will participate in the 600-mile-long race around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean.

    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team are busy with the last preparations and they are monitoring the developments of the weather conditions. The forecasts indicate stable Trade Winds, between 16 and 20 knots, for the whole race course. Giovanni Soldini explained: «In the last few days, the wind was blowing from South-East, causing big waves to form in areas of shallow water. Today the wind turned more West and we expect much better conditions on Monday. A wind over 14 knots and small waves allow us to fly steadily, giving us a rather significant advantage. We will find the most critical conditions in the passage South of Guadeloupe, where the wind is lighter».

    MOD 70 Argo’s participation is uncertain, following an accident that happened on Friday off Antigua. Maserati Multi 70 and its direct rival Argo were racing around the island as training for the RORC Caribbean 600 when the wind suddenly got stronger and the American trimaran, skippered by Jason Carroll, capsized. Argo’s Team, with the help from Carlo Falcone, proprietor of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, was able to salvage the trimaran with an intact mast. «They did a great job» said Giovanni Soldini. «They were close to a shoal so the trimaran didn’t capsize 180° and the mast didn’t break, it was a great operation».

    Alongside Maserati Multi 70 and Argo, 8 other boats entered the race in the multihull category (MOCRA). Aboard Argo, with skipper Jason Carroll, will be British Brian Thompson, former skipper aboard Phaedo3, and French François Gabart, winner of the 2012-13 Vendée Globe.

    Maserati Multi 70’s goal, as well as winning in the multihull category, is to beat the record set by American Phaedo3 in 2016: 1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds.

    The course of the RORC Caribbean 600 circumnavigates around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles. The race starts and finishes in Fort Charlotte, Antigua, and heads North as far as Saint Martin and South to Guadeloupe, taking in Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth.
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI SET OFF FOR THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
    February 18, 2019
    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set off for the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 today at 14.00 local time (18.00 UTC and 19.00 Italian time). The race organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and has a 600-mile course around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean.

    Under a sunny sky, with 25 knots of wind from South-East and waves between 2 and 3 meters, Maserati Multi 70 crossed the starting line after her direct rival Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, but after a few minutes the Italian trimaran caught up with Argo and overtook her.

    In this edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, Maserati Multi 70, which is in flying mode, will compete against American MOD 70 Argo in the new class Multi/MOD 70. The Royal Ocean Racing Club exceptionally created this class for the two trimarans, following the Italian Team’s decision to agree to the American Team’s request to postpone the start for a few hours, allowing them to finish the repair work after they capsized during a training regatta on Friday.

    A few moments before setting sail, skipper Giovanni Soldini commented: “The weather conditions are favourable, there will be a stable and strong Trade Wind, which should allow us to beat the record. The delayed start is no help to us, but our main goal is to have a great race against Argo and we are happy they were able to make it to the starting line. Aboard Argo is a very strong Team, with Brian Thompson, who brings with him all his experience aboard Phaedo3, and François Gabart, one of the strongest sailors of the moment: I’m sure it’s going to be a great challenge”.

    Maserati Multi 70’s goal, as well as winning against her direct rival, is to beat the record set by American Phaedo3 in 2016: 1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes and 4 seconds.

    Maserati Multi 70 and the other yachts that have entered the regatta are heading North up to Saint Martin, taking in Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth, before 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. Of the 75 boats that sailed from Antigua, American Maxi 72 Bella Mente retired from the race and has returned to port.
     
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    from Team Maserati:
    MASERATI MULTI 70’S SOLENT IS DAMAGED
    February 19, 2019
    This morning (local time) Maserati Multi 70 suffered a quite significant damage: the torsional cable zip socket of the solent (the main headsail) broke down.

    Giovanni Soldini explains from aboard: “We haven’t been able to use the solent for a few hours. With strong wind and big waves it’s a mess, but we’re working on it and we think we can make a makeshift repair”.

    At 13.30 local time (17.30 UTC) Maserati Multi 70 is still in the lead, with 10 miles of advantage over Argo, sailing at 18 knots of speed 146 miles away from the finish line.
     
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    MASERATI WINS the RORC Caribean 600!!
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    IT’S A RECORD: MASERATI MULTI 70 CROSSES FIRST THE FINISH LINE OF THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
    February 20, 2019
    At 20.49 00” on Tuesday February 19th local time (00.49 00” on Wednesday February 20th UTC) Maserati Multi 70 crossed first the finish line of the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, winning Line Honours Multihulls and setting the new race record. After racing neck and neck with American MOD 70 Argo for the last 30 miles, Maserati Multi 70 finished the race with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours, 49 minutes and 0 seconds. Argo crossed the finish line at 20.56 04” local time, 7 minutes after Maserati Multi 70.

    Maserati Multi 70 and American MOD 70 Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, set off from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, on Monday February 18th at 14 local time (18 UTC and 19 Italian time). They competed in the Multi/MOD 70 class, exceptionally created for the two trimarans.

    Aboard the Italian trimaran, skipper Giovanni Soldini was joined by 7 professional sailors: the Italians Vittorio Bissaro (tactician), 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 Claude Thélier (trimmer).

    The RORC Caribbean 600 starts and finishes in Antigua. The race course is 600 miles long and heads North as far as Saint Martin and South to Guadeloupe, taking in 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, including Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth.
     
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    From Team Maserati:
    MULTIHULL LINE HONOURS FOR MASERATI MULTI 70 AT THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
    February 20, 2019
    At 20.49 00” on Tuesday February 19th local time (00.49 00” on Wednesday February 20th UTC) Maserati Multi 70 was the first to cross the finish line of the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, winning Line Honours Multihulls and setting the new race record. After racing neck and neck with American MOD 70 Argo for the last 30 miles, Maserati Multi 70 finished the race with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours, 49 minutes and 0 seconds. Argo crossed the finish line at 20.56 04” local time, 7 minutes after Maserati Multi 70.

    Aboard the Italian trimaran, skipper Giovanni Soldini was joined by 7 professional sailors: the Italians Vittorio Bissaro (tactician), 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 Claude Thélier (trimmer).

    The RORC Caribbean 600 starts and finishes in Antigua. The race course is 600 miles long and heads North as far as Saint Martin and South to Guadeloupe, taking in 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean, including Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth.

    Maserati Multi 70 and American MOD 70 Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, set off from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, at 14 local time (18 UTC and 19 Italian time) on Monday February 18th, competing in the Multi/MOD 70 class. The Royal Ocean Racing Club exceptionally created the class for the two trimarans, following the decision to delay their start to allow Argo’s Team to finish the repair work after they capsized during a training race on Friday.

    The Team aboard Argo was very strong and skilled: “Argo’s crew is amazing,” explains Giovanni Soldini. “Brian Thompson managed Phaedo3for 6 years and he has all kinds of experiences, he really understands how these boats work, then there was also François Gabart (winner of the 2012-13 Vendée Globe and holder of the Around the World Singlehanded record –ed.): they’re all extremely professional and experienced people!”

    Not many hours after the start, a few miles from Saba, Maserati Multi 70 and Argo took the lead of the multihulls fleet: around 19 local time (23 UTC), the Italian trimaran overtook DNA F4 Falcon, which set sail 2 hours and 20 minutes earlier. After rounding Saint Martin, around midnight on Tuesday February 19th local time (4 UTC) Maserati Multi 70 started speeding Southwards, reaching 37 knots of speed.

    Soldini explains: “It was a really great race, the wind was strong and we had to perform several manoeuvres. On the first leg, as we slalomed around the Northern islands, we worked like crazy: I must really compliment the crew for the clean and precise manoeuvres”.

    On Tuesday morning (local time), the Italian trimaran reached Guadeloupe, the most critical leg of the race: the tall mountains on the island negatively affected the wind. Giovanni Soldini and his Team decided to sail a few miles off the coast and they were able to reach Les Saintes, the southernmost point of the course, without losing too much speed.

    “After we reached Guadeloupe we had a problem with the solent, the main headsail, which made us lose a lot of time. For many hours we were forced to use only the foresail so we lost most of the advantage we had, until we were able to solve the problem”.

    The Italian crew is satisfied with the performance aboard Maserati Multi 70. Giovanni Soldini comments: “We’re really happy about Maserati Multi 70: after two years of work the boat is in great shape and we learned how to sail her quite well. Every manoeuvre aboard requires loads of operations, many more than aboard a classic MOD 70, but now we’re able to do it super quickly”.

    The next appointment in Maserati Multi 70’s Racing Season will be the Newport to Cabo San Lucas Race, starting on March 17th, 2019.
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    Cabo Race Start Sequence:

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    Maserati Withdraws!----no further info yet.
     
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    Maserati Caribbean 600 Recap :
     

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