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Maserati and Soldini are ready for the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

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Giovanni Soldini e Jovanotti Credit Guy Nowell
Giovanni Soldini and Jovanotti Credit Guy Nowell

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini will set sail tomorrow, Wednesday October 16th at 11.10 local time (3.10 UTC, 5.10 Italian time), for the 9th edition of the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. The regatta, organized by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, will start from Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, and will finish in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

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According to the weather forecast, there will be a strong wind over most of the course. Giovanni Soldini explains: «The start will be challenging, the starting line is in the Hong Kong canal, pretty much in the city, where there won’t be any wind! After the first few hours however, a nice 25 knots wind should start blowing from North East; in the second part of the course the wind will drop to 20-15 knots. Approaching the finish line, we will have to start a gybing battle as the wind drops».

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, skipper Giovanni Soldini is joined by a 7-man crew: shift supervisors Guido Broggi and Oliver Herrera Perez; grinders Furio Carboni, Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini and Nico Malingri; trimmer and grinder Matteo Soldini; tactician Ronan Cointo.

Maserati Multi 70 Crew Photo Credit Guy Nowell
Maserati Multi 70 Crew Photo Credit Guy Nowell

Maserati Multi 70’s Team and their direct rival, Orma 60 SHK Scallywag Fuku, skippered by David Witt, will try to beat the race speed record of 1 day, 18 hours, 17 minutes and 24 seconds, set in 2015 by Sydney Fisher aboard the monohull Ragamuffin 100. The multihull record was set in 2006, when Benoit Lesaffre finished the race in 1 day, 23 hours, 40 minutes and 25 seconds aboard the catamaran Atmosphere.

The challenge is supported by Maserati, Main and Title Sponsor 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., Garmin Marine and Tarros.

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