Stunning Fleet for RORC Caribbean 600 Feb 18,2019

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Delayed start for Argo and Maserati--both boats and the race committee agreed to delay the start until 2pm* Antigua time(1pm Eastern). The idea is to give Argo the time she needs to finish getting ready after her capsize the other day. Giovanni Soldini agreed to the delay so Maserati and Argo could race together. The start should be broadcast live on the 600 website(previous post).

    UPDATE-live coverage starts at 12:45 Eastern
     
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    MOD 70 Start: Argo was in a much better position at the start. Maserati tried to tack and stalled out. But then she started flying! And rapidly gained on Argo-outpointing Argo by several degrees and going faster. Seems to handle the rough water much better than Argo......
    Soldini may have given up a chance at line honors for the whole race by agreeing to the late start-very generous on his part.
    Go Maserati!


    Unfortunate news-Bella Mente has retired......
     
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    Wizard, an Open 70 leads the fleet by a large margin followed by Fujin , the Bieker designed cat.
     
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    Maserati and Argo.jpg
    Maserati and Argo-photo by Ted Martin

    from pressure drop:

    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team agreed to Team Argo’s request to postpone the start of the RORC Caribbean 600.
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    The new start time will be at 14.00 local time (18.00 UTC and 19.00 Italian time) to allow the American Team to finish the repair work after they capsized during the Antigua 360 Race last Friday.
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    The Royal Ocean Racing Club, the organizing committee, asked everyone in the MOCRA class (multihulls) to delay the start but the quorum wasn’t met, so they asked the Italian Team to create a special class for the two Multi 70s.
    Therefore Maserati Multi 70 and Argo will compete in a Match Race without taking part in the corrected time ranking.
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    “We’re happy to make it possible for Argo’s Team to participate in this beautiful race” said Giovanni Soldini from Antigua, “and we’ve decided to accept the delayed start because we’re here to compete on the water with one of the world’s strongest Teams, I’m sure it will be a great challenge”.
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    I didn't know some of the other multihull skippers voted against waiting for Argo-that seems exceptionally pitiful to me. With any luck Argo and Maserati will beat every one of those that voted against waiting!!!! We may never know who they were.......
     
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    Fujin is leading the fleet and doing 21.2 knots followed closely by Falcon, the DNA F4 -the only other full flying foiler in the race doing 23.5 knots and Wizard, the Volvo 70.
    BUT, and this is a big but: Maserati is closing fast at 28 knots having already passed all the other MOCRA multihulls including Argo!!
    God willing and the creek don't rise, Maserati will catch the others before the end of the day!

    Go Maserati!!
     
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    Maserati doing 30 knots and Fujin and Falcon each about 24-Wizard just behind them-Maserati just about 15 miles behind Fujin and rapidly gaining. Argo doing 27 knots and also ahead of all the Mocra multies except Fujin, Falcon and Maserati.

    Go Maserati!!(and Argo)
     
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    As of 10 pm Eastern Maserati is doing 30.3 knots, Argo 21.1. Maserati has about 24 miles to clear the last island , then its a reach to the finish.
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    At 10:24 it looks like Maserati missed a mark! Unless the tracker is wrong. She won a race a year or two ago when Phaedo missed the mark. Tell me its not true!


    Go Maserati(and Argo) !!!
     
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