Possible departure for Maserati on Sunday/Monday

Giovanni Soldini to take on Mari Cha IV's record

Friday July 4th 2014, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

This coming Sunday or Monday weather conditions may have aligned to be perfect for Giovanni Soldini's modified VO70 Maserati to set on her attempt on the fully crewed monohull record west to east across North Atlantic between New York and Lizard Point.

Maserati has been on stand-by in New York since early June and her crew have been followed weather developments carefully to decide whether this window will provide the adequate conditions right for Maserati to cover the 2,925 mile passage in less than 6 days, 17 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds, the current record time set by the 140ft maxi ketch Mari-Cha IV in 2003.

“Between Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th, there is an excellent southwesterly flow forecast in the start area and that would push us very fast towards Newfoundland,” explains Soldini. “At the moment, however, there is very little pressure forecast in the Atlantic with an angle that is almost dead behind. We will have a better idea of what to do tomorrow. Needless to say, we can’t wait to get going."

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