Although known in the yachting world as a record-breaking skipper, Giovanni Soldini has vast experience in the retail industry. He is highly skilled in negotiating, business planning, marketing strategy, and digital marketing.
As a yachtsman, however, Giovanni Soldini caught the sailing bug as a child. He has taken part in ocean racing for over twenty-five years. Two of these races include single-handedly sailing around the world. He won the Around Alone race in 1999 and finished second overall in the BOC Challenge. Other races he participated in include six Quebec-Saint Malos where he gained one victory in the monohull category, three Transat Jacques Vabres where he claimed two victories, and six Ostars where he had two victories, to name a few. His latest effort, in 2023, saw him and his team place second in the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac).
In 1999, Giovanni Soldini made world headlines, not only as a solo world champion but also for saving the life of Isabelle Autissier. Her boat had capsized during extremely difficult weather conditions.
His most recent accomplishments, besides placing second in the Transpac Yacht Race, include him, together with his team, sailing around the world twice. They have also competed in various regattas about the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran. Together, they achieved several victories and racked up new world records.
During his expeditions, Giovanni Soldini noticed the effect of water pollution on the oceans. As a result, he has committed himself to raising awareness about this problem and its effect on both sea life and us as humans. He has also become a bestselling author. His books not only reflect his various voyages but also the profound lessons they have taught him.
As a conference speaker, Giovani Soldini makes use of his own life experiences to encourage and motivate others. He lives in Italy and speaks Italian. He also has limited working proficiency in French, English, and Spanish.
”J'ai particulièrement apprécié son sauvetage d'Isabelle Autissier dans les mers du Sud en plein Boc Challenge (1998 je crois). Je m'occupai alors du suivi de Marc Thiercelin qui cavalait en tête. Qu'importe ! la mer n'a pas de frontières quand les choses sont humainement belles. BrunoJ'ai particulièrement apprécié son sauvetage d'Isabelle Autissier dans les mers du Sud en plein Boc Challenge (1998 je crois). Je m'occupai alors du suivi de Marc Thiercelin qui cavalait en tête. Qu'importe ! la mer n'a pas de frontières quand les choses sont humainement belles. Bruno”
“Giovanni is a great leader and I am pleased to have worked with him”