Maserati is the last
California Offshore Race Week ended in California – a series of offshore races of various lengths that quickly became popular. Note that the regatta was held for the fifth time.
This year, another one has been added to the list of races held within its framework – the longest one – Cal500. That is 500 miles from San Francisco to St. Diego. The organizers hope that in the future all the most famous maxi-trimarans in the world will take part in it. In the meantime, three monsters were launched – Maserati Multi 70 skipper Giovanni Soldini, Argo Jason Carroll and Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay.
The favorite in this trinity was, without a doubt, the Maserati Multi 70. First, it is the fastest and, most importantly, cruise boat, moreover, it has just undergone a major modernization. Add to this the most experienced skipper and no less experienced Italian-Spanish crew, on account of which there are a lot of victories and achievements – and, for example, the world record at a distance from Hong Kong to London.
At first, everything was in accordance with the forecasts. Maserati took the lead considerably, but … Three collisions with certain objects followed in succession – as a result, the right-hand float wheel failed.
The first to finish the line in San Diego is PowerPlay. 500 miles this trimaran overcame in 1 day, 5 hours, 2 minutes and 24 seconds. At 1 hour 37 minutes and 28 seconds behind Argo. The Maserati Multi 70 time is much worse – 1 day, 11 hours, 41 minutes and 52 seconds.
Soldini, however, is optimistic. First of all, because before the crashes, the updated Maserati showed very good speed and was extremely reliable. And from the collisions, you know, no one is insured.
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