Dec 9, 2012, 7:42 AM
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Come Meet Giovanni Soldini, Tues. Dec 11.
Meet Giovanni Soldini Tues Dec 11, at North Cove, Manhattan, NYC
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Giovanni Soldini, Italy's greatest sailor, has arrived at Dennis Conner's North Cove in Manhattan. He has come on his incredible race boat "Maserati" to challenge the New York to San Francisco sailing record.
On Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m, all boating enthusiasts are invited to meet Giovanni and hear him speak. The gathering will be held on the Honorable William Wall, Manhattan Sailing Club's floating clubhouse which is docked on the south side of North Cove in front of the World Financial Center in Battery Park City. Admission is free but RSVP is required because of limited space. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Giovanni Soldini is one of the world's greatest ocean racers. He has won the single-handed Round the World Race as well as many trans-Atlantic and other major events.
The New York to San Francisco sailing record celebrates the route taken by great clipper ships during the California gold rush. It starts in New York City, goes down South America, around Cape Horn and then back up the West Coast to San Francisco. The record of 89 days and 8 hours was set by the Flying Cloud in 1854 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Cloud_(clipper) and not broken until 1989.
More details on Giovanni's record attempt are at http://maserati.soldini.it/?lang=en
Don't miss this rare opportunity right in Manhattan to meet and hear one of the greatest ocean sailors in the world. You can follow Giovanni as he and his crew set out this winter to challenge one of the greatest records in sailing.
- Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh