AN AUDACIOUS SAILOR AND MASERATI’S SPONSORSHIP
He spent his life breaking rules and limits, setting bold records, and always preferring the sea and its unique, sometimes ferocious strength, instead of a serene city life.
Giovanni Soldini is the most experienced and famous Italian sailor in the world. His talent is internationally acknowledged and his courage too: after rescuing a French competitor, Isabelle Autissier, whose boat capsized in the middle of the ocean, he was awarded with the military merit golden medal of the Italian Navy as well as the title of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Therefore, his collaboration with the Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati is a match made in heaven.
Thanks to the company’s sponsorship, the Italian skipper is now sailing with a boat specifically designed to conquer the most difficult ocean routes and set even more records.
As the Italian manufacturer explains in its website dedicated to the Maserati Multi70 boat, Giovanni Soldini is now sailing with a new-generation MOD70 ocean-going trimaran “which flies across the waves at over 40 knots in an effortless marriage of leading-edge technology, blistering performance, reliability and safety.”
Stretching 21.2 meters in length and 16.8 meters in the beam, Maserati Multi70 boasts, in fact, an unparalleled degree of stability for a multihull boat of this kind.
NEW ADVENTURES AND POSSIBLE NEW RECORDS
The last records set by Giovanni Soldini and his Maserati Multi70 Team see them victorious on the “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco as well as on the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai.
A new objective is therefore ready to be met. Soldini wants to beat, at the beginning of 2018, a new record on the Hong-Kong-London route via the Cape of Good Hope. The current record time was set in 2008 by the French sailor Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew on the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13.
Soldini and his Maserati Multi70 has then to beat this 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds record.
He will try to master the Hong-Kong-London maritime route with a skilled and cosmopolitan team of four ocean racing sailors: the French Sébastien Audigane, the Italian Guido Broggi, and the Spanish sailors Alex Pella and Oliver Herrera.