Il Mostro in the Mac

Flying Wasp

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I think the big question on everyone's mind is whether Il Mostro will do the Bi-State or the Tri-State. Anyone know how the Michigan City depth is looking?

 

Monkey

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I just hope he starts a new trend. GL70 fleet 2.0!!

I am not sure that canting keelers are that much fun around the bouys, more TP52s on the other hand would make for a great local or Great Lakes fleet for both bouy and point to point racing.

Robin
I know, but my ride doesn't do the bouy racing anyway. You're right that TP52's would be the perfect boat for the next GL big boat fleet.

 

big chicken

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Got the spelling wrong on the race sponsor's name in the presser. At least on my hat it says Veuve Clicquot. But I suppose that's not important when you can afford a boat like il Mostro. :p

’il Mostro’ to race in Chicago Yacht Club 104th Race to Mackinac

By Rachelle Treiber on 29 Mar
Chicago Yacht Club announces that it has received a request for invitation from the famous Volvo Ocean 70 PUMA Ocean Racing boat il Mostro (Italian for ‘the monster’). The 70-foot Goetz Custom Boats Volvo 70 was recently purchased by Chicago Yacht Club member Peter Thornton with the specific goal of bringing honors for the famous Royono Trophy back to Chicago Yacht Club. The Royono trophy is awarded for the first monohull to cross the finish line. Mr. Thornton will retain the signature name for the boat ‘il Mostro’ and will berth her in a location yet to be determined in Chicago’s harbor system.

“I purchased the boat with the goal of sharing the race with my family and friends with whom I race with,” said Thornton. “The Mackinac race is all about family, friends and good memories; this will be just one more for us - a very memorable one, we hope.”

Mr. Thornton is no stranger to winning the Race to Mackinac, having won with his previous boat Holua a Great Lakes 70 Turbo Sled. While the logistics of bringing a large (and wide) boat such as the Volvo 70 from her current location in Newport, Rhode Island to the Great Lakes is a challenging one, Mr. Thornton looks forward to doing great things with her on the lake and using the boat to showcase sailing in Chicago.

“We would be very excited to see the VO70 entered into the race,” said Race to Mackinac Chairman Lou Sandoval. “They are exciting boats to watch on the Volvo Ocean Race circuit and have an impressive record for the speeds they reach. It will be great to see what she does on the Lake.”

Il Mostro has a long history of success in world-class offshore sailboat races. She finished second in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race (a famous round-the-world yacht race), under the ownership of Puma Sailing. No stranger to ORR racing, Il Mostro finished second under ORR in the 2010 Newport-Bermuda Race. Her length overall is 70’, with an 18’ beam. She draws 15’ and displaces 30,000 lbs. Il Mostro’s design offers the highest technology the sport of sailing has to offer from her state of the art equipment including a high tech composite hull to the carbon fiber 105’ mast. With over 7,200 square feet of sail area, the Botin-Carkeek-designed boat can reach speeds of up to 40 knots (approximately 44 mph). Mr. Thornton’s entry into the Race to Mackinac will be manned with the ‘who’s who’ of the sailing world - a top notch crew worthy of a boat of this technical nature.

The 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Vueve Cliquot, will take place on July 21st, 2012. Participation in the 333-mile race from Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Island, Mich. is by invitation only. Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to staging a world-class sailing race for skippers and crews. Should you have any questions about participating in the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, please contact the Chicago Yacht Club, Race Coordinator at 312.861.7777 or at [email protected]
 

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Heavier than I thought if those displacement figures are right. To me, the major hurdle with bringing these boats into the GL has always been the predominantly light conditions here. Watching ABN-AMRO2 in the light stuff in the Chi-Mac was interesting, she wasn't really any faster than a 25 year old SC70. When the breeze came on over 10 knots, good bye. I wonder if some optimization is in the plans for The Monster.

 

GABA

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Good observation

What's the penalty under ORR for an oversized Code Zero or a good old fashioned 155% or 180% Genoa on one of those baby's?

 

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I'm just sorry that our multihull fleet isn't what it used to be and we wont have an opportunity to have a decent tech'd out mono vs some slick multi race up the Lake.
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barleymalt

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I'm just sorry that our multihull fleet isn't what it used to be and we wont have an opportunity to have a decent tech'd out mono vs some slick multi race up the Lake.
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Those are always horses for courses anyway. Conditions always favor one versus the other.

 

Nixon506E

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I am not sure that canting keelers are that much fun around the bouys, more TP52s on the other hand would make for a great local or Great Lakes fleet for both bouy and point to point racing.

Robin
Agreed 100%! Would love to see a decent sized fleet of 52's!

 

BGeff

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I'm just sorry that our multihull fleet isn't what it used to be and we wont have an opportunity to have a decent tech'd out mono vs some slick multi race up the Lake.
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Those are always horses for courses anyway. Conditions always favor one versus the other.
For Geff's benefit...2004! But on the upside, BYC Mac...2008.
Gotta love it! and right on. Thanks! +1!

 

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