Audi continues to pursue its ‘cherry picking’ approach to sailing sponsorship with the announcement that the German car manufacturer will partner with Mascalzone Latino. Audi provide support to a number of sailing properties around the world including the Audi Med Cup.
Vincenzo Onorato, who is the driving force behind Mascalzone Latino said:
“I am very proud of the fact that Audi, a prestigious car company with such great tradition in sponsoring the sailing world, has chosen to link its name to Mascalzone Latino. I would like to thank the President of the Volkswagen Group, Dr. Tartaglione, the Director of Audi Italy, Dr. Frisch and the Director of Audi Marketing, Dr Migliorini for the trust they have put in us. We share the values of excellence and of fair competition as an incentive to constant improvement, as individuals, as a team and from a technology development point of view.”
Vincenzo Onorato’s team will campaign in the Louis Vuitton Trophy, the Farr 40 and the Melges 32 class. Mascalzone Latino Audi Team will host the Italian round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena in Sardinia from 22nd of May to the 6th of June.
“La Maddalena will be at the center of media interest right at the beginning of the summer season and attention will be directed to the new infrastructure created for the G8 summit, later transferred to L’Aquila for the well-known reasons. This success was possible thanks to the decisions taken by the Government and by Dr Guido Bertolaso, who has asked me to coordinate the event. As the “hosting team”, Audi Mascalzone Latino Team wants to offer all competitors the best hospitality. My heart full thanks also goes to those who welcomed us, the Region of Sardinia, that is sponsoring our team in all stages of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and that here is represented at the highest institutional level by the President of the Region Ugo Cappellacci.
Sardinia is a region with an enormous untapped potential, both in terms of nautical tourism and of all it offers as a whole. The interior landscape is extraordinary, but still unknown to most. The Louis Vuitton Trophy is a global event and Sardinia will have the opportunity of being added by travelers to their “Italian Grand Tour”.