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Maserati Sailing Team embark on record run from Miami to NY

by Meaghan Van Liew on 23 Mar 2012
Maserati Sailing Team members Billy Black http://www.BillyBlack.com
Maserati Sailing Team have embarked on a record run from Miami to New York with an international crew of decorated sailors who've join forces to set a new pace for speed and performance on the Atlantic.

Italian, German, Spanish and American sailors, largely known for their independent offshore sailing expeditions, have come together in a quest to set a new pace for speed on the water under sail. The impressive collection of globetrotting extreme sailors collectively have more than one million miles of experience offshore.

Italian Giovanni Soldini leads the rogue crew of eight, including German Boris Hermann as Navigator, and American Brad Van Liew and Spaniard David Vera as Watch Leaders. They set out today from Miami, Florida aboard the VOR70 Maserati to establish the official monohull sailing record from Miami to New York City.

'The wind directions should offer us nice downwind sailing,' said Navigator Boris Hermann. 'The conditions are not perfect, but we hope to play the local shifts, the Gulf Stream and other weather details on the route.'

American Brad Van Liew added, 'We had a fantastic hospitality event hosted by Maserati North America this week and now the crew is fired up and anxious to get back to the mission at hand: beating and setting records. The boat and crew are ready to get back up to full speed.'

This ambitious race against time is one of several records that Giovanni Soldini and his international crew aboard Maserati will attempt in the months ahead.

The record attempt can be followed live on Giovanni Soldini and Maserati's website
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