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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

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:

– 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


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Punta Ala, April 2nd 2016. The final test of the new sails of Cippa Lippa 8 ended today. The Cippa Lippa 8 is a Cookson 50 owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci. In the past four years, the boat was progressively modified and optimized and today is a highly competitive boat.

The sails are 100% produced by the Florence based sailmaker Millenium Technlogy Center, with Millenium Carbon and Monolithic technology, that are both patent held by the company.
Monolithic is an innovative technology that allows building Carbon sails in one piece with spread fiber.
This sail guarantees the best performance, both in regattas and in cruises.
This year the Millenium Technology Center research on the boat focused on Gennakers too and Matteo Holm was the responsible.

After several victories in the past years, the Cookson 50 will take part in the following offshore regattas:

– Roma per tutti (10-17 April)
– Tre golfi (13-21 May)
– 151 Miglia TAT (2-4 June)
– Giraglia (10-18 June)
– Copa Del Rey (30 July-6 August, Palma de Majorca)
– Rolex Middle sea race (22 October, Malta)

The strength of the team is a group of friend, supported by Roberto Spata at the strategy and Matteo Holm at performances.

Guido Paolo Gamucci who is also a friend of the Milenium Technology Center commented:

“I have been owner and regattas participant in the past 20 years and the Millenium Team has been followed me with care, experience and attention. They have always proved to be focused on high quality and innovation with competitive prices.”

Good Luck to the owner and his team for the next regattas.

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