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37th Edition of Rolex Middle Sea Race: the boats with Millenium sails

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October 21, 2016, Malta. The great show of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race will starting tomorrow at 11 am at La Valletta Harbour, with a fleet of 112 entrants. The Rolex Middle Sea Race is organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club and it is one of the most beautiful and challenging regattas of the Mediterranean. With its 609 nautical mile, it is also the longest boat race in the Mediterranean, in a unique and extraordinaire landscape.

The best of the offshore sailing boats is in Malta: 112 yachts (the record was 122 in 2014), representing 25 Countries. The Italian fleet is the biggest, with 26 sailing boats, followed by Russia and Great Britain. Among the Italian fleet, an amazing duel will be the one between the two Cookson 50, which are Cippa Lippa 8 owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci and Mascalzone Latino owned by Vincenzo Onorato. Both the yachts have Millenium sails and they will sail for the IRC Overall victory. Below there are the details of the boats with Millenium sails:

CIPPA LIPPA 8 (Sail No.: ITA-4888), Cookson 50 owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci – Classes: IRC Class 1, ORC  Class 2 (Millenium full inventory)

JUNOPLANO (Sail No.: ITA 13499), Open 60 owned by Michele Pennelli – Classes: ORC Class 2 (Millenium full  inventory)

LUNZ AM MEER (Sail No.: AUT2895), Swan 651 owned by Marietta Strasoldo – Classes: IRC Class 4, ORC Class 3  (Millenium full inventory)

MASCALZONE LATINO (Sail No.: ITA 14909), Cookson 50 owned by Vincenzo Onorato – Classes: IRC Class 2,  ORC Class 2 (Millenium full inventory)

ROSALBA (Sail No.: GBR10), Imoca 60 owned by Riccardo Pavoncelli – Classes: IRC Class 1, Imoca 60 (Millenium  partial inventory)

SCIARA Aeronautica Militare (Sail No.: ITA 4741), First 44.7 owned by Filippo Massimo Lancellotti – Classes:  IRC Class 5, Double Handed IRC (Millenium full inventory)

SCRICCA (Sail No.: ITA31041), Comet 38S owned by Leonardo Servi – Classes: IRC Class 6, ORC Class 6  (Millenium full inventory)

Starting from Grand Harbour, boats will sail a course leaving to port the Island of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands (including Strombolicchio), the Egadi Islands (except Marettimo Island), Pantelleria and Lampedusa Islands, through the South Comino Channel, keeping Malta to starboard, to the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour.

The weather conditions might facilitate a new record, established by the Maxi “Rambler” owned by George David in 2007, which is 1day, 23hours, 55mins 3secs. In fact, the wind from South-East will be around 21 knots with peaks of 26 knots. “Rambler” is still the favourite for the Line Honour, established also last year.

For further information: Rolex Middle Sea Race

2016 International Sailing Week and 55th Trieste – S.Giovanni in Pelago regatta: Millenium is on the podium with Jack Sparrow and Take Five Jr

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The 2016 International Sailing Week, which is organized by Adriatico Yacht Club, ended on Sunday 25th. The Sailing Week started with the Trieste – S.Giovanni in Pelago regatta on Friday 16th, according to tradition, and continued with other races on Sunday 18th, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. In both the regattas, two boats with Millenium sails were on the podium: Jack Sparrow, owned by Alberto Gozo and Take Five Jr, owned by Brenno Dal Pont.

The 55th Edition of the Trieste – S.Giovanni in Pelago regatta started at 10.30 pm from Bacino S. Giusto, which is in front of Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia in Trieste. The weather was challenging, with wind between 20 and 28 knots.
Jack Sparrow, the Stream 40 R owned by Alberto Gozo, ranked 1st in ORC Class B and was sixth in real time among the 42 entrants. Take Five Jr, the Italia Yachts 9.98 owned by Brenno Dal Pont, was 2nd in ORC Class C, following the Farr 30 Mummy One.

The 2016 International Sailing Week consisted of seven trials, that took place in two weekends in the Gulf of Trieste. The first weekend was characterized by high wind, while the second the wind was between 8 and 10 knots. The results were the same also in this event: Jack Sparrow was 1st in ORC Class B and Take Five Jr was 2nd in ORC Class C.

The Millenium Technology Center congratulates and thanks the owners and the crews for the excellent results.

Ph. Y.C.A. / Alberto Lucchi

Video: Jack Sparrow during Trieste – S.Giovanni in Pelago 2016 regatta

2016 Rolex Swan Cup: Millenium is protagonist with Mascalzone Latino and Gaetana

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September 18, 2016, Porto Cervo. The nineteenth Edition of the Rolex Swan Cup ended last Sunday, after four days of spectacular competitions. The boat race was organized by Costa Smeralda Yacht Club in partnership with Nautor’s Swan and Rolex as sponsor and the entrants were 125, which is a record for the regatta. They were reunited in Porto Cervo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Finnish shipyard. A high wind prevented the normal development of the boat races on the 5th day.

Two boats with Millenium sails stood out for the results: Mascalzone Latino and Gaetana.
Mascalzone Latino, the Swan 38 owned by Vincenzo Onorato, was 2nd in the Sparkman & Stephens Class, following the Swan 48 Sleeper X, owned by Jonty & Vicky Layfield. The advantage on the 3rd classified, which was the English Sarabande owned by Rob Mably, proved that there was a match race between the first two. In addition to the owner Vincenzo Onorato, the crew of Mascalzone Latino included: Branko Brcin, Davide Scarpa, Daniele Fiaschi, Matteo Savelli, Andrea Ballico, Stefano Ciampalini and Marco Savelli from Millenium Technology Center.

The Swan 651 Gaetana, owned by Riccardo Pavoncelli, ranked 3rd in the Mini Maxi Class, following the French Arobas, owned by Gerard Logel and the Japanese Yasha, owned by Scarab Japan Limited. Gaetana won two of the four races.

Even Shirlaf, the Swan 65 owned by Giuseppe Puttini, had a great performance in the S & S Class. The boat proved to be very fast with wind from medium to high intensity, beating the others six Swan 65 in all the races. Unfortunately, with an early start on the third day, she lost the 3rd place, ending in 12th position.

The inventory of the three boats is Millenium Carbon and the Millenium Technology Center staff congratulates and thanks the owners and the crews for the outstanding results.

The winners in the others categories are: Swan 90 Freya (Maxi), Swan 53 Music (Grand Prix) and Natalia (Swan 42). World Champion in the Swan 45 Class is Elena Nova.

For further information: Rolex Swan Cup

Ph. Studio Borlenghi

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PALERMO-MONECARLO 2016: OVERALL VICTORY TO SCRICCA

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After the outstanding victory at the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016, Scricca achieves another success, winning the “Angelo Randazzo Trophy” for the ORC Overall victory at the 12° Edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo regatta.

This was an unusual edition, characterised by summer breezes and by a storm on the second night of the race. The Comet 38 S, owned by Leonardo Servi, with a full set of Millenium Carbon and Millenium Monolithic sails, faced a challenging regatta: the crew sailed for 400 miles close to the wind, where the shape-holding and the rigidity of Monolithic technology made a difference.
The crew: Franco Manzoli, Matteo Teglia, Ivan Scimonelli, Claudio Arborea, Giuseppe Filippis, Roberto Innamorato and Marco Attanasio.

Followiong Scricca, Lunatika (Sun Fast 3600) and Be Wild (Swan 42). Line honours to Rambler, which wins the “Tasca d’Almerita Trophy”.

The Palermo-Montecarlo regatta, which started last Sunday from Mondello Gulf, is organized by Circolo della Vela Sicilia, Yacht Club de Monaco and Costa Smeralda Yacht Club. The yachts registered were 57, representing 11 countries (Italy, France, Monaco, Germany, Spain, UK, Malta, Turkey, Russia and Hungary). The regatta is in the FIV Italian Offshore Championship and is in the IMA (International Maxi Association) calendar from last year, together with the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Volcano Race and the Giraglia Rolex Cup.

The Millenium Technology Center congratulates and thanks the owner and the crew for the excellent result.

For further information: Palermo-Montecarlo regatta

Ph. Andrea Carloni / CVS

2016 ORC European Championship: Duvetica Grey Goose is the new European Champion in A/B Class

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Porto Carras, Geece. Duvetica Grey Goose wins the 2016 ORC European Championship 2016 in A/B Class, showing great consistency in five days and nine races competing in both inshore and offshore formats. Duvetica Grey Goose is the Arya 415 owned by Giampiero Vagliano with 100% Millenium Carbon and Millenium Monolithic inventory.

The competition was strong among 37 teams from 12 countries, with several teams in the top ranks always keeping the pressure on the new champion. The Arys 415, which started in the series with a 7th place earned in the first offshore race, then came on strong to take and hold the series lead by winning only one race but never getting worse than sixth in any other.

The Duvetica team: Giampiero Vagliano (owner), Daniele Augusti (skipper), Alessandro Marega, Andrea Straniero, Ciro Di Piazza, Jacopo Ciampalini, Manuel Polo, Matteo Stroppolo, Michele Paoletti, Paolo Pinelli and Samuele Nicolettis.

Second in A/B Class is the crew of George Andreadis’s GS 42R Meliti IV-Musto from Greece. Winning Bronze medals is another team from Italy, Claudio Terrieri’s GS 43 BC Blue Sky. Italian is also the 2016 European Champion in C Class: Scugnizza Total Lubmarine, which is the NM38S owned by Vincenzo De Blasio.

Congratulations to the Duvetica Sailing Team and the other Italian teams for the excellent results achieved.

To see all the results: 2016 ORC European Championship – Official website

Ph. Andrea Carloni

Millenium high performance sails | Video

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Millenium high performance sails during Solaris Days 2016 (2-8 June, Porto Rotondo).

Credits: Mattia Holm & DRONEProject Srl

GREAT VICTORY FOR SCRICCA AT THE GIRAGLIA ROLEX CUP 2016

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Scricca, Comet 38 S owned by Leonardo Servi (ITA31041), wins the 64th Edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 in Overall ORC Class and wins the Challenge Nucci Novi Cup. The weather was challenging, characterised by weak winds before approaching to Corsica and high winds during the night of the 16th of June. Scricca has a full set of Millenium Carbon and Millenium Monolithic sails, with a sails plan studied with the owner.

It’s a great satisfaction to win one of the most important offshore international regattas. Thanks to the Bluone Sailing Team, which worked hard from December for Scricca: Franco Manzoli, Matteo Teglia, Claudio Arborea, Giuseppe Filippis, Roberto Innamorato, Ivan Scimonelli, Marco Attanasio, Amedeo Barbara, Niko Mascoli.” commented Leonardo Servi.

Excellent results also for other yachts with Millenium sails. Muzyca 2, X 442 owned by Simone Taiuti (ITA14013), is 8th in ORC Overall and Controcorrente, l’XP 33 owned by Luigi Buzzi (ITA3300), is 11st in ORC Overall and 1st in combined ranking in ORC Group B Class.

The Award Cerimony is taking place today at the Italian Yacht Club in Genoa.

The Millenium Technology Center staff congratulates and thanks the owners and the crews for the excellent results.

The Giraglia Rolex Cup is organised by Italian Yacht Club, in partnership with Yacht Club de France, Société Nautique de St. Tropez, Sanremo Yacht Club and Rolex. This Edition recorded a record in the registrations, with 302 sailing boats.

For further information: Italian Yacht Club

Ph. Studio Borlenghi

Monolithic revolution

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The Monolithic sails revolution is underway. After two years of R&D and three years of sails trials, the Millenium Technology Center started the sale of Monolithic sails in January, with immediate effect on the market.

Monolithic is the most advanced technology in sailmaking currently available on the worldwide market. The denomination “Monolithic” comes from monolith, because the membrane is resistant and it is built with a single mould, like a monolith. The fibers are spread to form thin layers, which are entirely built in Florence facilities, thanks to special high-tech machineries. The outcome is a sail that guarantees the best performance, both in cruising and in racing, because it is light, soft and shape holding.

As already proved from Mascalzone Latino in the last Middle Sea Race, the latest sails trials confirmed all Monolithic properties: the sails are shape holding, thanks to fibers efficiency which works 100% to loads support. Three boats were tested in the last two weeks. They are the Cookson 50 of Mascalzone Latino, the Solaris 60 Terrasavia and the Vismara V62 Mills YORU, with full inventory. The deliveries took 15 working days, followed by the sails trial.

Details of sails weight:

VISMARA V62 Mills YORU:
– RANDA             70 kgs
– JIB ROLLER     45 kgs

SOLARIS 60 Terrasavia
– RANDA            78 kgs
– JIB ROLLER    46 kgs

Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino
– RANDA           50 kgs
– JIB 1                 28 kgs
– JIB 2                32 kgs
– JIB 3                31 kgs

“The latest sails trials went beyond expectation. The rigid sail turns into energy the loads more efficiently than a deformable sail. As a result, the boats are faster, with noticeable benefits also in cruising. In other words, Monolithic is softer, lighter and more performing than any other sail in the market. We are highly satisfied with the product success on the market. That’s the evidence that our investments in R&D, which started more than thirty years ago, have an essential value in this industry and for the owners.” Marco Holm and Davide Innocenti, managers of Millenium Technology Center, and Marco Savelli, supervisor of Monolithic project.

Ph. Andrea Carloni

Take Five Jr. won Città di Monfalcone Cup and Marinas Cup

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Take Five Jr, Italia Yachts 9.98 owned by Brenno Dal Pont (YCPSR) and recently launched, won two important Cups. The boat, with Millenium full inventory, is attending the ORC circuit in Alto Adriadico, in prospect to the 2017 ORC world championship. The trimmer is Federico Boldrin and Roberto Distefano is the tactic supervisor.

Take Five Jr began her season with the ORC Event in Città di Monfalcone, organised by Società Velica Oscar Cosulich di Monfalcone. The Italia 9.98 was 1st in Overall together with 2r nel vento, owned by Roberto Reccanello.

Take Five Jr then attended the Second Edition of Trofeo Marinas ORC on the 4th and 5th of June. The Trofeo Marinas ORC is the third step of the ORC Circuit and it is organised by Hannibal Yacht Club and Porto San Rocco Yacht Club. Take Five Jr was 1st in Overall and in C Class, followed by Sagola 60, owned by Massimo Minozzi, and by Lady Day, owned by Corrado Annis, which was the other Italia 9.98 attending the regatta. The weather was good, with 8-10 knots of libeccio. The Award Cerimony was also an opportunity to talk about the 2017 ORC world championship.

Congratulations to the owner and his crew.

Roberto Distefano is also official dealer of the Millenim Technology Center and of Italia Yachts in Trieste area. You can find contact details in our web site.

Ph. Andrea Carloni

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Monolithic sails for new Vismara V62 Mills YORU tested

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June 7, 2016, Viareggio. The first sea trial of Vismara V62_02 Mills YORU took place yesterday. The new Vismara is born from the great experience of Vismara Marine in the composite construction technology, in partnership with Mills Design, and she was launched on the 21st of May. Hull, deck and bulkheads are made of lightweight carbon fibre construction methods using leading edge design and engineering as well as must, furling boom and rigging. The project is born from the successful SuperNikka, launched in April 2015.

Vismara V62 Mills Yoru is the second Vismara yacht with Millenium Monolithic sails, after the V56 Mills, launched in March. The Monolithic sails are built in Florence with carbon unidirectional spread fibers, thanks to special machinery constructed to spread and plot fibers, that allows to produce a whole uncut structure for the entire surface. The test proved all the features of this sails, which are resistant, high-performance and light.

For further information: Vismara Marine