Millenium at the 2019 METS in Amsterdam | November 19 – 21

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Millenium will be at METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam from November 19th to 21st, 2019. You can find us at the Construction Material Pavillon – Stand CMP.62.EL.

The Millenium team, with its 40 years heritage, will present and highlight the latest developments of the Millenium Technology Center. In particular, Matteo Holm, Davide Innocenti and Marco Holm will discuss innovative materials, construction technologies and design of ARXE and MONOLITHIC sails. The team will be available for further information and tailored technical advisory.

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. Since its launch in 1988, it is the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and have served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking.
To plan your trip, visit the website, which includes a list of exhibitors and the programme of events. Register your visit on the website and get your free ticket before November 11th.

Get your ticket | Exhibitors list | Programme | Plan your trip

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam

Which are the most futuristic yachts at the Genoa International Boat Show 2019?

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At its 59th edition, Genoa International Boat Show is the Mediterranean’s largest event. Among the very latest from the world of international yachting, the two most groundbreaking sailing yachts: Nacira 69 e Cippa Lippa.

Nacira 69, Vismara Very Fast Cruiser launched last January, is the first performance cruiser with lifting-canting keel in the world. Sailing speed exceeding 30 knots in broad reach and easy maneuverability, with the innovative lifting-canting keel that makes the boat more stable.

Cippa Lippa, Mylius 60 canting keel launched Saturday September 14th, is the most advanced technological project of the Mylius Shipyard. Canting keel and reduced maximum beam: a gamble to enter the “top performances” market.

Besides being exclusive groundbreaking projects, the two sailing yachts share the selection of the sailmaker: the Millenium Technology Center. An obvious bond between two revolutionary projects and the sailmaker company whose key features are innovative technologies and R&D spending. Cutting-edge sail making and sail design which are the outcomes of long-term investments in innovative composite materials, advanced construction technologies, fluid dynamics studies for performance optimization, planning and design.

The rigging plan of Nacira 69 includes four bow furling sails and a square top mainsail, all built with Millenium Monolithic technology. Cippa Lippa has a full cruising inventory Millenium Arche technora / taffeta and a full racing inventory Millenium Monolithic.

The use of innovative technologies and the passion and expertise of the team have led to the development of a unique know-how, aimed at providing sails that improve the performance both of racing and cruising yachts.

Millenium Monolithic for Nacira 69

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The awaited launch of Nacira 69 happened last Saturday, thus opening the new year for Vismara in Viareggio. It’s a unique yacht, that stands out for high building technology and design style.

Nacira was born for an experienced owner: designed mainly for a fast and sporting cruise, it is also perfect for offshore racing. Nacira is a Very Fast Cruiser, which hull is inspired to Imoca 60. Rigging plan and maximum comfort arise from the extensive experience of Vismara in combining high performance with quality in sailing.

The rigging plan includes four bow furling sails and a square top mainsail, all built with Millenium Monolithic technology in our Florence facilities. Monolithic is indeed the most advanced sailmaking technology on the market, perfect for the high technological concept of Nacira with maximum performances both in cruising and racing. Millenium Monolithic is the world’s only sail built in one piece made entirely with spread fibers technology: the sail is flexible but shape holding even in the hardest conditions. The union between Vismara and Millenium technologies makes Nacira a ground-breaking sailing yacht, tailored for her owner.

Guillaume Verdier was responsible for the hydrodynamics of the hull and the rigging plan, Alex De Beaufort designed the concept and Pure Enginering the structures. Finally, Cariboni built the innovative canting/lifting keel. Vismara Marine coordinated all the work.

Design and materials are sophisticated: hull, mast and boom are in carbon, a wheelhouse with double blade assures an easy manoeuvrability despite the high sailing speed. The innovative canting/lifting keel under the hull allows a draught of 2.50m to go in the port with motors and 4.25m for sailing, thus making the boat more stable. The central system allows to manage the yacht in every aspect with the maximum security, from energy allocation to sailing equipment. The internal layout is comfortable and spacious: the living area is at the stern while the sleeping area is situated at the bow.

We look forward for the sail trial of Nacira to explore her full potential.


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The 2017 has been a year of collaboration and network growth for the Millenium Technology Center. After the partnership signed with Gabriele Bruni, Giuseppe Leonardi and Roberto Spata, Marco Giannoni has joined the Millenium family.

The values that drove the development of the highly skilled network of sales and customer support are made in Italy, a 360 degrees’ customer service and the development of cutting edge technologies, which are the core values of the company. The last step of the strategy is the partnership with Marco Giannoni, which brings an important technological contribution thanks to his experience as professional sailor, with a remarkable participation in the America’s Cup with il Moro di Venezia, and thanks to the manufacturing in his sailmaker company.

Thanks to this partnership, Giannoni joins the technical and sport team of the Millenium Technology Center and his company will sell Millenium® Archè and Millenium® Monolithic sails and it will produce dacron and one design sails up to 30 feet, with a focus on gand prix and mega yachts programs.

Giannoni comments “There are different reasons that motivated me to work with the Millenium Technology Center and all are intuitive. I have collaborated with the Center for thirty years and I worked there as employee from 1985 to 1987. I shared the experience of il Moro di Venezia with Davide Innocenti from 1989 to 1992 as we both were part of the team. Therefore, the respect between skilled people is at the heart of this partnership. I expect this union to lead to technological advances, thanks to the mutual synergies that we can harness.”

MARCO GIANNONI, is sailmaker of extensive experience and professional sailor since 1987. He sailed in national and international regattas in different classes (Finn, Contender, 470, FD; offshore races: IOR, ILC, IMS, IRC). In 1990 he closed his sailmaker company activity, the Star Sails in Lido Camaiore, to participate in America’s Cup in San Diego with il Moro di Venezia, which reached the finals and won the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 1994 he reopened the company, named Euro Sails at first and then Be1 Sails in 2008.

For further information:

Marco Giannoni
Mob. +39 333 8500645

Veleria Marco Holm S.r.l.
Via dei Confini 285
50010 Capalle (FI)
Phone +39 055 8951219
Fax +39 055 8952634

Portopiccolo Maxi Race and Bernetti Cup 2017

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Portopiccolo Sistiana, October 4, 2017. The Portopiccolo Maxi Race 2017 and the 46th Edition of the Bernetti Cup have just ended. The Portopiccolo Maxi Race is organized by the Portopiccolo Yacht Club: maxi yachts and great crews took part in the regattas in a wonderful scenery. The Bernetti Cup is organised by the Società Nautica Pietas Julia and this year counted 174 entrants.

Three days of great performance with the strongest Italian, Slovenian and Croatian sailing teams. Two yachts with Millenium sails stood out in the race: E_vai, Mylius 76 owned by Gabriele Lualdi and Take Five Jr, Italia Yachts 9.98 owned by Brenno Dal Pont.

E_vai won in regatta category and ranked 4° in the general results at the Portopiccolo Maxi Race.

Take Five Jr ranked 2° ORC e 2° in ORC C category at the Bernetti Cup. On board also Davide Innocenti from the Millenium Technology Center.

Appointment on Sunday with the awaited Barcolana in Trieste!

Congratulations to the owners and the crews for the excellent results!

Ph. Andrea Carloni & Moreno Faina

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: two yachts on the podium for Millenium

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Porto Cervo, September 14, 2017. An amazing show took place in Porto Cervo for the 28 Edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The regatta is organized by the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, with the Title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association.

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup took place from September 4 to 9 but we had to wait a few days until the publication of the overall results of the Mini Maxi RC category. Two are the yachts with Millenium sails on the podium: Shrilaf, Swan 65 owned by Giuseppe Puttini, which ranked 2nd in the overall MMRC category, and Lunz Am Meer, Swan 651 owned by Marietta Gräfin Strasoldo which ranked 3rd.

During the race, the 15 yachts of the MMRC category started together and sailed on the same race course (five coastal trials). However, the general results were not published, despite the indications of the notice of race. Moreover, these results were not taken into consideration during the award ceremony. The first three boat in the overall results correspond with the boats of the Mini Maxi RC2 category, which is the category of Shirlaf and Lunz Am Meer.

Giuseppe Puttini and the Red Devil Sailing Team on board of Shirlaf were pleased with the result, as a Swan 65 of the 1976 defeated more modern and technological yachts like Supernikka, Vismara 62 Mills (4th in MMRC) and Wallyno, Wally 80 (5th in MMRC), that ranked respectively 1st and 2nd in MMRC1 category.

Shirlaf also won the Swan Maxi Cup, reassigned after the publication of the general results. Giuseppe Puttini exhorted the organization to modify the categories in light of the next editions, to make them more homogeneous.

“A category for “classic” boats would be the right solution and it would make regattas more spectacular”

he comments.
Shirlaf is fully powered by Millenium® Archè Carbon technology.

“We have worked together with Millenium for 6 years and the results were always excellent. After 2-3 inventories realized with Millenium, I can say that the technology together with the perfect customer support and the great team contributed to the success of this yacht”

Puttini states.

Congratulations also to the owners and the crews of other yachts with Millenium sails: the Prototype Adelasia di Torres owned by Renato Azara, the Farr 70 Atalanta II owned by Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri, the Vallicelli 80 Wizard owned by Sevi Fruscella and the Vismara 62 Mills Yoru owned by Luigi Sala.

Marco Holm, Davide Innocenti and Matteo Holm of the Millenium Technology Center participated in the regattas respectively on board of Lunz Am Meer, Shirlaf e Yoru.

Ph. Max Ranchi & Studio Borlenghi


Mascalzone Latino is ORC 2017 World Champion

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Porto San Rocco (Muggia – Trieste), July 9, 2017. Vincenzo Onorato and his Mascalzone Latino team are celebrating on the Cookson 50, after winning the ORC World Championship for Class A, with last year’s winner – Vadim Yakimenko’s Russo-French team on Freccia Rossa – earning Silver medals.

A great result for Onorato, which wins his second World title in offshore races. The first one was seventeen years ago in Newport in 2000. Between these two titles there are other five different World Championships won (in teams and with Mumm 30 and Farr 40 monotypes), thus reaching seven World titles in total.

This 19th Edition of the ORC World Championship was particularly hard and technical, with an exciting finale to a week of mostly light air sailing. Yachts and teams capable of sailing well in light winds were finally awarded. 115 entries from 19 countries competed at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 and 17 entries in Class A. After the offshore races that took place on Monday and Thursday, the Mascalzone Latino team competed in the inshore races, with a final day of great suspense. As a matter of fact, overall class winners were not decided until the last race in all classes last Saturday.

After the outstanding result at the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race, with the overall victory, and at the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race, with a second place for only 9 seconds, Vincenzo Onorato and his team went in Trieste with clear plans and so it was. On Onorato’s team were numerous top Italian sailors, including: Lorenzo Bressani and Stefano Ciampalini from Trieste, Andrea Ballico, Lorenzo De Felice, Francesco Mongelli, Leonardo Chiarugi, Matteo Savelli, Filippo La Mantia, Davide Scarpa, Daniele Fiaschi and Pietro Manunta. From the rubber boat Marco Savelli, long-time team coach and sail design for Mascalzone Latino and sails’ performance specialist and Monolithic project manager at the Millenium Technology Center.
The Cookson 50, which is the biggest yacht of the Mascalzone Latino fleet, has Millenium pat pending Monolithic full inventory. The sails were entirely designed and built in Italy, in the Florence facilities of the Millenium Technology Center.

World Champion in other classes are: the Swan 42 “Be Wild” owned by Renzo Grottesi in Class B and the Melges 32 “Airis” owned by Cesare Bressan in Class C. Three World titles won by Italian yachts, which confirm the leadership in ORC regattas.

The next appointments for Mascalzone Latino Cookson 50 are the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race in Hong Kong and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, two months after.
For further information: Mascalzone Latino

To see all the results: ORC Worlds Trieste 2017

Solaris Days & Solaris Cup 2017: Millenium Monolithic proves again its high performance

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The annual appointment with the Solaris Days ends today in Porto Rotondo (Sardinia), where Solaris models are available for sea trials.

With a record number of participant, this year 34 Solaris between 37 and 72 feet take part in the event, with 12 models with Millenium sails. Yachts came from six countries (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain and Spain) for the annual meeting and for the Solaris Cup regatta.

Great result for the Millenium team, which ranked second on the Solaris 42 “Swiss Nautic II”, Millenium Monolithic inventory.

For further information: Solaris Yachts


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The Millenium Technology Center grows its family, starting a collaboration with Roberto Spata’s company, the “New Wind”. This partnership is fully in line with the Millenium strategy, which aims at offering an optimal customer service.

The new collaboration has just started and the Millenium Technology Center is improving the customer service thanks to the consultancy of Roberto Spata, which has an extensive experience as racer and sailing specialist and whose professionalism is universally recognized in the sailing sector.

“These partnerships are in complete accordance with our business philosophy.” commented Marco Holm and Davide Innocenti from the Millenium Technology Center “Our mission includes a 360 degrees’ customer service, therefore we collaborate with high skilled consultants like Roberto Spata, whose expertise will be valuable for our company”.

Yacht owners can ask for consultancy on the following issues:

– On-board courses on the fine-tuning of the mast. In this way the owner can proceed independently;
– Training courses for the crew;
– Training courses on sails trimming;
– Consultancy on Yacht Rating Certificates;
– Feedback about on-board sails;
– Availability to race on board the yacht;
– Consultancy on electronics.

ROBERTO SPATA started racing in 1972, winning the Italian Championship in Laser Class and has joined the Italian team for 6 years. From 1986 he has sailed in offshore regattas on all kinds of yacht in IOR, IMS, ORC and IRC Classes. He won:
– 19 Italian Championships;
– 6 European Championships;
– 6 World Championships in one design and offshore Classes.
He has sailed as steersman, tactician, strategist and mainsail trimmer and he has always fine-tuned the sails and the yacht.
In 2003 he founded the New Wind, which is a trade and consulting company. Customers are both yacht owners and shipyards, collaborating with the latter in building some of the most important yachts. New Wind provides its expertise to meet specific demand of owners of both racing and cruising yachts.

For further information:

New Wind
Via V. Veneto 2
22079 Villa Guardia (CO) – Italy
Tel. / Fax +39 031 563954
Mob. +39 335 6645553

Veleria Marco Holm S.r.l.
Via dei Confini 285
50010 Capalle (FI)
Tel. +39 055 8951219
Fax +39 055 8952634


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The 2017 too is a year of innovations for the Millenium Technology Center. After growing the team in January, the Center expands and renovates the products range, creating a new brand for its historic products: Millenium® Archè. Archè is not just a new name, because it employs a new productive process and new materials. The Center also renovates the Millenium® Monolithic products range, thanks to the technological advances resulting from the Research & Development activity.

Millenium® Archè
Just like for Greek philosophers Archè means origin, first principle or root of things that exist (from Greek ἀρχή, that stands for beginning), Millenium® Archè is the genesis of our sailmaker company. A new name for an historic product, which synthetizes the intensive Research & Development activity in one-piece lamination, pioneered by our company from the 80’. As yachts construction techniques advanced, the Millenium Technology Center revolutionized the italian sailmaking market in 1983, patenting and introducing in worldwide regatta fields “Tape Drive”, the first Made in Italy glued sail with continuous fibers. A baseline technology, perfected in 2005 with the Millenium patent, which enables the construction of the world’s unique sail in one piece with no size limit through a process of die casting.
Millenium® Archè thus synthetizes decades of technological innovations, the team experience and passion and embodies the original company philosophy, which express the will to continuously innovate the product to offer our customers the best sails possible, performing and advanced. Archè is not just a new name: the continuous technical innovation lead to a new productive process, which employs new materials and new methods to assemble them. Thanks to the studies implemented by the Millenium engineers, the research activity in the supply chain and the partnership with our suppliers, today Millenium® Archè is built with new machineries, which allow a higher pressure and temperature in the lamination process. A completely renewed sail, more flexible and resistant, with a new anti UV film that ensure the maximum protection. A further innovation is the high modulus carbon layout, which gave birth to ARCHÈ BLACK HM CARBON, a totally new product built with black film 100% protected from UV and abrasion.
The Millenium® Archè products range includes various products: Archè Endurance, Archè Technora / Black Aramidic, Archè Carbon and the new Archè Black HM carbon. The products range coincides with the wide selection of fiber yarns available: Carbon, Aramid, Polyethylene and a combination of them. Sail skins can be specified from “UV RESISTANT” Film-on-Film to Single or Double Sided taffeta in a variety of colours. Taffetas are pre-bonded to the substrates and become integral part of the laminate in the fusion process. There is neither heat moulding nor plastic deformation of the materials, broadseaming is induced by the conventional way. Yarns are laid continuously from corner to corner, crosscut seams are totally unloaded, making the sail light, strong and crushproof. Millenium® Archè has no size limit and holds the world record for the biggest one-piece sails ever built: the Code#1 for the Wally Yachts 143-footer “Esense”, which has a luff length of nearly 52 meters, and the mainsail for the J class “Shamrock”, which is 462 square meters.

Millenium® Monolithic
Millenium® Monolithic is the most advanced sailmaking technology on the market, built with unidirectional spread fibers. The spread fibers technique allows to spread out the individual filament bundle (yarn) of Carbon, PBO or Twaron to produce a 100% balanced structure.
Millenium® Monolithic was launched after two years of Research and Development and three years of sails trials and the products range today includes two products: MILLENIUM® MONOLITHIC HP (HIGH PERFORMANCE), formed of “spread fibers” in Carbon and Twaron, and MILLENIUM® MONOLITHIC GP (GRAN PRIX), formed of “spread fibers” in Zylon® (PBO), Carbon and Twaron.
The exclusive feature of Millenium® Monolithic GP is the employment of Zylon® (PBO), while Carbon and Twaron fibers decrease in percentage. Zylon® (PBO) has a very high modulus, twice the Twaron one. Using Zylon® (PBO) makes the profile more rigid and more crushproof, ensuring the best shape-holding and flexibility. Zylon® (PBO) is completely protected from UV and saltiness, allowing the fiber to keep the original characteristics without deterioration.