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Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

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2 hours ago, Xlot said:

 ^ We don't need no stinking furriner superstars ...

He’s a Laser champ but Francesco Marrai could be a hot prospect among the younger names in there.

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Is this a new Challenger in the wings?

From a Gtran of http://m.lanuovasardegna.it/sport/2017/12/05/news/adelasia-cerca-sponsor-ed-equipaggio-1.16205427

OLBIA. From San Pantaleo to Auckland. From regattas in the Mediterranean to the challenge whose only name makes the wrists of the last sailing enthusiast tremble: the America's Cup. Renato Azara, visionary entrepreneur from Gallura in the nautical sector, passionate about sailing and creator of Adelasia of Torres, the boat which bears the name of the last judging of Torres, announced the participation in the 2021 edition of the America's Cup. A long navigation, which could lead Azara to the most important challenge of Sardinian sailing history, with the island that would support its Luna Rossa boat. After the announcement the password is prudence. We only know that alongside the Azara there will be the now inseparable Duccio Colombi, an important name of Italian sailing, founder of Phi Number, structure that has been able to create in a few months a winning team with a strong Sardinian footprint Adelasia of Torres. His role will be fundamental for the construction of a crew suitable for a lifetime's business: Colombi has won 11 Italian championships in different sailing classes, two European championships and four world championships. All results achieved with non-professional crews. In 2012 he was also awarded by the Coni of the Gold Medal to athletic value. "We will participate in the America's Cup and the boat, all in carbon, will be built in Olbia - revealed Azara -. The consortium is ready and we are already putting together the sponsors. This is an open consortium, because around the project of Adelasia we hope to bring the whole of Sardinia. The revolutionary scope of this project, in fact, lies in the fact that we do not want a shipyard that builds our boat, but that the shipyard becomes a partner of this challenge ". The first challenge will obviously be to build a hull at the height of the America's Cup. Especially in light of the new rules approved last month by Emirates team New Zealand, the defender of the most prestigious and ancient sailing trophy in the world. The new boat, named AC75, will be a revolutionary monohull, 22.86 meters long, equipped with appendices over five meters long, which promise speed and performance in all wind and sea conditions. Abandoned the characteristic keel, the new racing boat exploits the technology of the foil, real blades immersed in water on the model of those mounted in hydrofoils, which allow you to rise and fly literally on the water, reducing friction to a minimum of the hull with the sea. The details with the technical specifications will only be released on March 31st of next year, but this sort of controlled leak of news has certainly centered the objective of stimulating curiosity and interest. 75 feet long, like the Moro di Venezia or Luna Rossa, the AC75 will represent the first goal to be cut for Renato Azara and his project. The new vision of a "visionary" skipper.

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Slightly more serious than Venice Challenge ...

Free association: the news release probably originates from generous imbibing of a local moonshine called Filu  'e Ferru - steel wire in the Sardinian dialect, it brings to mind the Kiwi famed Number 8 Wire. This was due to the fact that when not in use, the still was hidden by burying it - and a steel wire tied to it and led aboveground made for finding it back

 

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2 hours ago, Xlot said:

Slightly more serious than Venice Challenge ...

Free association: the news release probably originates from generous imbibing of a local moonshine called Filu  'e Ferru - steel wire in the Sardinian dialect, it brings to mind the Kiwi famed Number 8 Wire. This was due to the fact that when not in use, the still was hidden by burying it - and a steel wire tied to it and led aboveground made for finding it back

 

:D 

Is Filu  'e Ferru olive-based? I recently posted about a rumored Italian challenger above somewhere, also Sardinian, it may have been the same group of folks - IIRC one of them owned a boatload of olive groves.

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Olive-based hooch? :D:D  I don't remember you being a teetotaler, but still ... No, it's an eau de vie, grappa, grape spirit.

Edit: and yes, I think it's the same guy - owns a mini-maxi just imagine, part of the crew supplied by Phi Number which is an advanced sailing school in Milan ...

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Xlot said:

Olive-based hooch? :D:D  I don't remember you being a teetotaler, but still ... No, it's an eau de vie, grape spirit

Ha, okay that figures!

Still, same potential Challenger as rumored earlier or yet another? 

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Mediterranean conditions today in Nassau, and predictably the two Italian boats shot up the leaderboard. Bruni, who had all of one day for training back into the Star, says he's still a bit rusty in non-apparent wind downwind tactics.

This makes me think that below take-off speed the AC75 is essentially a huge Star: if we're in luck and get light wind in 2021, Kiwis will be toast! :)

 

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By X-mas the LR project will be presented - not clear whether it'll be the training logistics (which one of two piers they'll move to, from Feb.) or the entire organization. Max correctly says priority now is to design, but no details. And it's fifty young sailors that will be involved!

 

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  ^ Freudian slip? Max said that, for an athlete, the Olympics are the Holy Grael :D Well, Torben's nearly Italian by adoption ...

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On 12/1/2017 at 4:56 PM, Team_GBR said:

I know that the AC is a rich mans game, but this is totally crazy. 30 sailors? Even if it is for a fairly short time, people = money. I cannot believe that is the best way to rebuild the AC and I cannot believe it is the best way to encourage people to enter.

Yeah? How would you word the rule against it?

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