Ferrari enters sailing world with Giovanni Soldini

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Giovanni Soldini
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Luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari enters world of sailing

25 January 2024 • Written by Holly Margerrison

Luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari has announced plans to enter the world of sailing under the guidance of team principal and acclaimed navigator, Giovanni Soldini. The Maranello-based company's search for maximum performance at sea marks a new chapter in its longstanding history, which it hopes will simultaneously be "a stimulus in the evolution of its sports cars". 

The Prancing Horse will utilise cutting-edge technologies throughout the entire cycle, from conception and engineering to realisation.

The chairman of Ferrari, John Elkann, said: “We are about to embark on an exciting journey that will expand our racing soul. With this new competitive challenge, motivated by our innovative capacity and commitment to sustainability, we will push beyond current boundaries. We are happy to be able to count on Giovanni, who is extraordinary in terms of experience, determination and team spirit.”

Giovanni has over 30 years of solo and crewed ocean competition, including two solo around-the-world races. He commented: “I am thrilled to start this new adventure with Ferrari. We are working on an important and cutting-edge project with amazing technological potential that brings together different worlds and skills of the highest level. Working with an exceptional team in the research and development of innovative solutions that are respectful of our environment is a truly unique experience.”

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