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29 Jan 2018

Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70's managed to change the rudder

Winds over 40 knots are expected in the next few days

Modena, 29 January 2018 - Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70's crew have successfully completed the replacement of the starboard rudder which broke yesterday morning following a collision with an unidentified floating object. To be able to carry out this hard operation, they had to enter a zone of high pressure with little wind and a calm sea.

“The assembly of the spare rudder went well”, explains Giovanni Soldini. “We managed to install it on the first try and we didn't lost much time. Maserati Multi 70 is back at 100% and we are happy. Now, we are on our way to Cape Town”.

In the coming days, the crew expects to face tough weather conditions. Soldini explains: “For the day 2nd of February we are waiting for the passage of a cold front associated with a depression that could be violent, with winds of 40 knots and more. We will try to position ourselves in the best possible way to take favorable winds but not too strong”.

At today's ranking (13.32 UTC), beginning of the twelfth day of navigation, Maserati is about 2000 miles east of Cape of Good Hope.

Started from Hong Kong on last January 18th, the trimaran Maserati Multi 70 must cut the finish line under the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge over the River Thames before 1 March.

To follow the challenge live, visit the cartography on

The challenge is supported by Maserati, the main sponsor that gives the name to the trimaran and Aon as co-sponsor, along with the official supplier for the clothing, Ermenegildo Zegna.

A special thanks also to Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. and Contship Italia Group.

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