At 17:08 local time on Sunday 15 May, with a real time of 22 hours and 38 minutes, Giovanni Soldini and the crew of Maserati Multi70 were the first to cross the finish line of the 67th edition of the Regatta of the Three Gulfs, organised by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia under the patronage of the Italian Sailing Federation and in collaboration with Yacht Club Italiano, Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia, IMA, ORC, UVAI, AIVE.
Sharing the great result with Soldini was the crew of six sailors made up of Guido Broggi, Oliver Herrera Perez, Thomas Joffrin, Francesco Pedol, Alberto Riva, and Gianluigi Ugolini.
“It was a really beautiful regatta and first of all I would like to congratulate the entire crew of Mana on behalf of the entire Maserati Multi70 team. Our opponents were really strong and gave us a hard time. We took turns leading the fleet for almost the entire race. The wind was light and the pitfalls were many. The situation was decided in the Capri channel where, by holding higher, we gained an advantage that then allowed us to cross the finish line in the lead. A great emotion, a great satisfaction!”
With these words Giovanni Soldini comments on the result a few minutes after the arrival in Capri, which together with the islands of Procida, Ischia, Ventotene, Ponza and Li Galli was the spectacular scenario of a tactical duel with Roberto Pavoncelli’s opponent Mana (skipper Paul Larsen). The two trimarans, both in MOD 70 mode, sailed side by side for almost the entire 150-mile course in the three gulfs of Naples, Gaeta and Sorrento.
The race for the multihull class started on 14 May 2022 at 18:30 local time from the Santa Lucia roadstead in front of Castel dell’Ovo. From the start line, sailing challenged a high pressure system characterised by flat calms and breeze regimes.
Precisely because of the prevalence of light winds, the multihulls’ route, which initially should have extended as far as Santa Maria di Castellabate, was readjusted by the Race Committee and aligned with the traditional route, with the last buoy at Li Galli.
Maserati Multi70 participated in the TRE GOLFI for the first time.