Dec 13, 2018

Wilson-Marquinez MW680F launched

Photo: the MW680F flying at Garda. - Back in August 2017 we presented a cool project from two local talented Argentinean Naval Architects, F18 sailor Laureano Marquinez & his partner Nahuel Wilson.

The concept was shown first here in CSN and  later was spread in other media, generating an overwhelming response.

Laureano & Nahuel have been working in  the backgro Wilson-Marquinez Naval Architecture firm, but they were rather unknown to gral public.

When Laureano sent me their concept, I said : "Now you guys will make a name on their own".
The concept of monohull foiler following the IMOCA concept is the way to go, as its like a Convertible, a platform that can saill in floating and foiling mode with almost transparent transitions.
Compare to the complicated solution TNZ envisioned to back to monohulls... this platform is more reasonable and a proper logic design. No need to re invent the wheel as current tinkering AC monohull foilers are doing.

I even got them a known  yard to review their project, but those visionaries didn't pushed forward. My friends were a bit annoyed at the time , but I told them taking concepts to the water takes time and no doubt this one was going to be built.

In the end I was right, and this weapon its  already flying smoothly +25 knots.

Later more details and insights, we will do a QA with the our friends soon.
The Mw680F looks like a real Weapon, specially those hulls lines.

Yet another project "born" in CSN. Proud on them for following their own path, now the Wilson-Marquinez name will be known all over the place.

Dec 10, 2018

Video: Best of St Barth Catacup 2018

Source - Final video footage by Easy Ride  / KWT Studio /nSaint Barth Flycam. Post & results for 2018 & past editions here.

Dec 3, 2018

RORC Transat Race 2018: Maserati arrives in 1st place

Photo & report sent by Negri Firman Media for Giovanni Soldini / Maserati  Multi 70. RORC Transatlantic Race web :
Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini cross first the finish line of the 5th RORC Transatlantic RaceThe Italian Team arrive in 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds . PowerPlay arrives at 07.40 12” UTC

At 06.54 34” UTC (02.54 local time), Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 cross first the finish line of the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada, Caribbean, with an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. The Italian Team places first in Line Honours Multihull (first boat to cross the finish line in the multihull category) and second in the MOCRA class (which keeps in consideration the Time Corrector Factor, with a corrected time of 14 days, 23 hours, 32 minutes and 28 seconds). Their direct rival PowerPlay, Peter Cunningham’s English MOD 70 skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, crossed the finish line at 07.40 12” UTC (with an elapsed time of 6 days, 19 hours, 40 minutes and 12 seconds, and a corrected time of 14 days, 20 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds).

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, alongside skipper Giovanni Soldini, are 6 professional sailors: the Italian Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinder and trimmer); the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman); the French François Robert (pitman).

A few minutes after crossing the finish line, Giovanni Soldini commented: “It was a very close race: for days and days we sailed at close distance and we even crossed routes on sight for three times in the middle of the Atlantic. PowerPlay is a very strong team, they know the boat really well, it was a fantastic experience for us: we were able to carry out many tests, to enhance and improve the way we sail Maserati Multi 70. We learned so much in these days and we’re very happy about this result. Really, a hard but exciting race!”

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