Three trophies for Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini at the 39th Rolex Middle Sea Race

The prize giving ceremony for the 39th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year celebrated the 50th anniversary since its first edition in 1968, was held on Saturday October 27th

Maserati Multi 70 was the first to cross the finish line at 22.54 58” local time (20.54 UTC), on Monday October 22nd, 2018, completing the 606 miles long historical Maltese regatta in 2 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes and 58 seconds. PowerPlay, its direct rival, arrived second in 2 days, 13 hours, 36 minutes and 48 seconds.

Giovanni Soldini and the Italian trimaran’s Team won three prizes: the Multihull Line Honours, the first multihull to finish the regatta; the Captain Morgan & MOCRA Trophy, the first multihull on corrected time; and the MTS Trophy, the first non-Maltese boat to cross the finish line.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race Overall Winner was Courrier Recommandé, skippered by Géry Trentesaux, while Rambler, skippered by George David, won the Monohull Line Honours, the first monohull to cross the finish line.

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, with skipper Giovanni Soldini, there were 7 professional sailors: the Italian Vittorio Bissaro (tactician), Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinder and trimmer); the Spanish Carlo Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman) and the French François Robert (pitman).

Maserati Multi 70’s next regatta will be the RORC Transatlantic Race, starting on November 24th, 2018 from Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.

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 Garmin Marine.

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