Friday, June 15, 2007

Maurizio Biscardi's Libertine

"Beginner's Luck" for Libertine, Overall IMS winner of the Giraglia Rolex Cup race

Maurizio Biscardi's sailing experience is not very extensive by his own admission, but that did not stop him and his crew onboard Libertine from taking home the top position in this classic Mediterranean regatta. “My sailing experience is really recent- it basically started with the launch of Libertine this year,” said Maurizio Biscardi, owner of Libertine (ITA). “But ever since I stepped into the sailing world I had a dream to win the Giraglia and I can not believe that this really happened.” Maurizio Biscardi's Comet 45s, with a corrected time of 28:42:29, became the IMS category winner with a lead of more than an hour and ten minutes over Ernesto Gismondi's Edimetra VI.