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    you mean sleazier

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    Ratings are all fairy dust and hogwash, they mainly benefit the people who derive them from pig pee and monkey poo.

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    The Eve Of California 500 Has Maserati Chomping At The Bit

    he 1st edition of the CA 500 starts tomorrow

    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ready for the challenge against Argo and PowerPlay

    Soldini: "We can’t wait to test Maserati Multi 70’s new settings"




    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team will set sail from San Francisco for the first edition of the CA 500 tomorrow at 13.00 local time (20.00 UTC and 22.00 Italian time). The CA 500 is the last event of the California Offshore Race Week, a series of races organized by the Encinal Yacht Club, the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club.

    The CA 500 course is approximately 500 miles long, from San Francisco to San Diego: after crossing the starting line, off St. Francis Yacht Club, the fleet will leave Farallon Island Light to port before heading towards the finish line off San Diego.

    During the first 12 hours of the race, weather forecasts show 25 knots of NW wind, with gusts up to 30 knots, and rough sea: it will be difficult for Maserati Multi 70 to fly steadily. Closer to the finish line, in the last 100 miles, the wind will drop abruptly, but at the moment the forecasts vary: the European models indicate a wind between 3 and 4 knots, whereas the American models are more optimistic.




    Maserati Multi 70 will compete against 3 boats: in the multihull category the American MOD 70 Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and the English MOD 70 PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham; in the monohull category the Swan 461 Free.




    Maserati Multi 70 will sail in flying mode, unlike her direct rivals, who will sail in classic MOD mode. Through continuous research and tests to improve the trimaran’s flying performance, the Italian Team has developed new settings for the flying foils and T-shaped rudders. The two rudders, on starboard and port side, will be set to different compensation and foil area parameters, so the Team will be able to test these new configurations during the race.


    Giovanni Soldini explains: «We’re very happy to participate in the CA 500, which is a great training for the Transpac (Transpacific Yacht Race, ed) and a perfect opportunity to race against our competitors. During this race we will carry out many tests, we can’t wait to try out the new configurations and settings both of the foils and rudders, and of the sails. Our attitude for this race will be different: we will be more focused on optimizing Maserati Multi 70’s flying performance and less concerned about what our competitors are doing».




    Aboard Maserati Multi 70, skipper Giovanni Soldini will be joined by a crew of 6 sailors, of different ages and nationalities: the Italians Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer, born in 1971), Nico Malingri (grinder and trimmer, born in 1991) and Matteo Soldini (grinder and trimmer, born in 1993); the Spanish Willy Altadill (trimmer, born in 1992) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman, born in 1987); the French François Robert (pitman, born in 1967).
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    A Windy Wednesday Workout



    Giovanni Soldini and crew make the best of a breezy Wednesday of SF Bay and get some final tune ups
    prior to the start of the inaugural California 500 which starts today @ 13:00 off the StFYC!

    Maserati, Argo and PowerPlay will be charging 500 nm down the California Coast to San Diego in a Multi 70 drag race.











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    The Cal 500: Fast And Furious



    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are 286 miles away from San Diego

    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail from San Francisco yesterday, at 13.00 local time (20.00 UTC and 22.00 Italian time), for the first edition of the CA 500.

    At 1.15 local time (8.15 UTC and 10.15 Italian time on May 31st), Maserati Multi 70 is sailing at 18 knots in third place,
    24 miles behind Argo and 28 miles behind PowerPlay. The Italian trimaran, with 286 miles to go before the finish line,
    is following a route close to the coast of California, unlike her competitors who are further offshore.


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    Damn,

    Looks like the Mod 70s have caught the SC 300 boats!

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    Damage Report For Maserati






    Damages aboard Maserati Multi 70 during the CA 500



    According to the tracking, at 8.30 local time (15.30 UTC and 17.30) Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini
    are 159 miles away from the finish line of the CA 500. They are sailing at 27 knots, behind their competitors
    Argo and PowerPlay, who already doubled the last buoy and are now heading straight to San Diego.











    The Italian Team was delayed by some damages aboard. Giovanni Soldini explains:
    «We crashed against three different unidentified objects and that slowed us down.
    Yesterday afternoon we hit something with our right side rudder, the fuse system we
    installed last year worked perfectly and the fitting lifted above the water, but the part
    that connects the fitting to the transmission broke, so the right side rudder is out».




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    Looks like a delicate system begging for problems.

    That being said, it appears that Maserati is catching up!

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    The 90 mile race, Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey California on our JPK 1080 "Psycho Tiller".
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    Maserati's Rudder Damage



    One can see that the wider flange at bottom of rudder cassette has a hole were the attachment
    pin for the steering rod to attach has sheered off after the collision with object during the night.




    You can assume the weak link will be addressed before the start of the TransPac.


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