[:de]Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati team have been on stand-by in San Francisco for the last few days, awaiting the right weather window to cast off for Shanghai. The Soldini-skippered team’s latest ambition is to set a new record on a very old route: the Tea Route from San Francisco to Shanghai (a parallel route compared with the more classic London-Hong Kong one) that was plied by the most cutting-edge and adventurous clippers of the 1800s. A spell-binding and historic 7,315-mile dash across the Pacific Ocean on which the clippers competed in the mid-19th century to set new speed records. The fastest of them all, however, was Swordfish, commanded by Charles Collins, which in 1853 completed the passage in 32 days and 9 hours, an average of 225 miles a day, slashing two days off the previous record set by Romance of the Sea. On this old route Giovanni Soldini and Maserati will attempt to establish a new record, which will be officially ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, the international body that certifies the best travel times of modern boats on historical clipper routes. Aside from Soldini, also aboard Maserati for this record attempt will be a crew of eight: Italians Guido Broggi, Andrea Fantini, Francesco Malingri and Marco Spertini; German sailor Boris Herrmann; Jianghe “Tiger” Teng from China; Spaniard Oliver Herrera Perez and Swede Andreas Axelsson.

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www.studio-imagina.it[:en]Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati team have been on stand-by in San Francisco for the last few days, awaiting the right weather window to cast off for Shanghai. The Soldini-skippered team’s latest ambition is to set a new record on a very old route: the Tea Route from San Francisco to Shanghai (a parallel route compared with the more classic London-Hong Kong one) that was plied by the most cutting-edge and adventurous clippers of the 1800s. A spell-binding and historic 7,315-mile dash across the Pacific Ocean on which the clippers competed in the mid-19th century to set new speed records. The fastest of them all, however, was Swordfish, commanded by Charles Collins, which in 1853 completed the passage in 32 days and 9 hours, an average of 225 miles a day, slashing two days off the previous record set by Romance of the Sea. On this old route Giovanni Soldini and Maserati will attempt to establish a new record, which will be officially ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, the international body that certifies the best travel times of modern boats on historical clipper routes. Aside from Soldini, also aboard Maserati for this record attempt will be a crew of eight: Italians Guido Broggi, Andrea Fantini, Francesco Malingri and Marco Spertini; German sailor Boris Herrmann; Jianghe “Tiger” Teng from China; Spaniard Oliver Herrera Perez and Swede Andreas Axelsson.

follow on FB and http://maserati.soldini.it

Press Contact:
Barbara Sanicola

imagina srl, milano

tel +39 02 29403573

barbara.sanicola@studio-imagina.it
www.studio-imagina.it[:]

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