Maserati continues to lead the fleet as she heads for Trade Winds
Maserati has now left the storm in her wake and is still leading the fleet en-route to the Trade Winds in 15 to 16-knot winds. Lying in second position, 150 miles behind, is the South African Open 60 Explora with the Australian 52’ Scarlet Runner in third at 160 miles from the leader.
“There’s still a long way to go to Rio de Janeiro – another 2,400 miles, in fact,” explained Giovanni Soldini. “We have to skirt the high pressure area in the South Atlantic which will mean lengthening the route as much as we have to avoid ending up in light air or becalmed. We are gybing east with a masthead spinnaker and a full mainsail, but are still shaken by the news of the death of a fellow competitor.”