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RORC Caribbean 600


Super Anarchist
I'm confused ...

Phaedo3 and Maserati are essentially one-design boats except that Maserati has foils. After 580nm, shouldn't the foiling boat be less than 4 miles behind the non-foiling boat?

What am I missing here?



Kingston, WA
Phaedo3 six miles out, Maserati 6 miles back and slower. It does not appear that Fujin's position is being updated.

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Doug Lord

Super Anarchist
Cocoa Beach, FL
I'm confused ...

Phaedo3 and Maserati are essentially one-design boats except that Maserati has foils. After 580nm, shouldn't the foiling boat be less than 4 miles behind the non-foiling boat?

What am I missing here?
Maserati is missing her stb rudder T-foil so she can't foil on port tack. And her center "Manta" foil is just drag in light air. She needs around 14 knots of wind to be competitive according to her skipper.



THe Dazzler looks to be dismasted! Everyone OK and in St Martin


What is up with this?



Super Anarchist
The RORC needs to learn some simple things, like posting crew lists. I'd care more about this race if I knew who was sailing on what boat.
I agree! I'm mostly following the little class 40-division because I plan to play on one of them in April, but yes - the whole race would be a lot more interesting if the tracker could show more info for each boat. Skipper name, crew list, class ranking, overall ranking. Shouldn't be THAT hard to make.....(obviously a little late now)
What tracker are you looking at?

TheYB tracker has all the info you asked for except the crew list.
I don't see the overall ranking....but maybe class 40 isn't part of that?


Doug Lord

Super Anarchist
Cocoa Beach, FL
From Team Maserati:

Maserati Multi70, the state-of-the-art ocean racing trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini, has finished in second place in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race after a race-long high-speed match race with the American trimaran, Phaedo3.
Soldini and his seven-man international crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off Charlotte Point in Antigua at 21.33 local time Tuesday February 21, (02.33 on Wednesday 22 in Italy), 13 minutes behind Phaedo3.
The Italian multihull completed the course in 1 day, 9 hours, 53 minutes and 55 seconds.
Lighter, less consistent winds than are characteristic of the Caribbean at this time of year meant neither team was able to improve on the race record time of 31 hours, 59 minutes and four seconds, set by Phaedo3 in 2016.
The Phaedo3 and Maserati Multi70 crews were locked in close combat for virtually the entire race as they matched each other’s every move around the course play for play.
Earlier today, when Maserati Multi70 was slowed by a calm patch on the approach to Guadeloupe, Phaedo3 scooted away into a 13-mile lead – the greatest distance the two boats had been separated by since the start.
The Italian trimaran came storming back immediately and by the next turning point – Iles des Saintes at the southern end of the racecourse – Soldini’s crew were back challenging for the lead.
A freshening breeze for the final 100-miles of the 600-mile racecourse saw Maserati Multi70 scorch around the last two legs at over 30 knots as Soldini’s crew tried everything they knew to overtake their rivals before the finish.
But it was not to be. When Phaedo3 was first to make the final turn around the miniscule Redonda Island and point her bows at the finish line, there were no tactical options left for the Maserati Multi70 crew to try to exploit.
After the finish Soldini was quick to congratulate the winning crew on Phaedo3 who he said had made virtually no mistakes during the race. Exhausted but happy, the Italian skipper also paid tribute to his own crew who he said had sailed a great race.
«We are very happy and I think we sailed a good race», Soldini said on the dock in Antigua. «We didn’t have very much time when the conditions suited us. Mostly it was around 10 knots so our foiling gear in the water slowed us down».
«This has been an important race for us», Soldini said. «Sailing so close to Phaedo3 has allowed us to try things out and I think we have learned a lot about how to get the most out of our boat».
On board Maserati Multi70 with skipper Giovanni Soldini for the RORC Caribbean 600 race were: Guido Broggi, Vittorio Bissaro, François Robert, Oliver Herrera, Carlos Hernandez, Francesco Malingri and Matteo Soldini.
This seems like a brutal low wind affair!
It certainly was at times. At around 0200 on Thursday I stood on the starboard ama of Lucky Strike and just rotated 360 degrees seeing if I could feel anything different from any direction using feel of wind on cheeks in ears whatever. Could have lit a candle on deck and the flame would have gone straight up. Fortunately that boat will ghost in light stuff.



Maverick - mainsheet trimmer lost two fingers in a FU so they had to pull out and head for Nevis and land him.



Super Anarchist
So what happened to Maverick? DNF? Was it mainsail damage? How was Maverick going before it retired line honours ?
Behind the Carkeek 47, TP52 and only slightly ahead of the class 40's.
8.5nm behind the TP52 after 12 hrs, and next to the Carkeek 47 when it retired. which is pretty amazing given the conditions didn't favor it's strong points. Looked like it was keeping pace with both of them downwind in the light stuff, but pointing a little higher & they didn't have a great rounding of Nevis Island, but better than the carkeek who lost 7 nm to the TP52 in the process,

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