Sail – Carribbean Multihull Challenge race John also Soldni and the Maserati Multi 70 team
Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 Team are ready to participate in the second edition of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge, which will take place February 14 to 16, starting and finishing in Simpson Bay, located in the southern part of Franco-Dutch island Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten. The regatta, organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, is reserved for multihulls, who played three Tests in the Caribbean Sea.
20 multihulls registered for the event, divided into 5 categories. In the first category for the oceanic multihulls, as well as Maserati Multi 70, it is once again Argo, with skipper Jason Carroll, last met in 2019 at the Transpacific Yacht Race. The American trimaran, 70 feet long, will compete for the first time in trim steering wheel, after the recent installation of flying foil and rudders to T.
Maserati Multi 70 presents itself at the start with a new hydraulic system of pumps and cylinders which allows to adjust the rake, ie the inclination of the foil, damaged during the Cape2Rio 2020.
The first round of Caribbean Multihull Challenge, which begins Friday, February 14, is new this year and has been designed to allow 70 feet to give the best of themselves on a longer route than the traditional one: the competitors will depart from Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, and will head to Southeast, circumnavigheranno the island of Saint Barthelemy, and will sail to the finish line, also in Simpson Bay. The winner of the race will set even the record to beat in future editions.
The tests on Saturday 15th and Sunday, February 16 have shorter routes: from Simpson Bay to Grand Case on the French side of the island, and return the next day.
Giovanni Soldini says: “It is the first time that we confront Argo with foil rudders and steering wheels, so the race promises to be very interesting. Argo has modern foil, smaller and less aggressive than ours, while we have spent the last three years to develop the Maserati steering system Multi 70: it will be very interesting to see the differences and the potential of the two systems, as well as being a ‘ excellent opportunity to train in view of the RORC Caribbean 600, which will start 24! ‘.
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