Yacht / Country : 6eme Sans / FranceSail No FRA 46Syndicate : Le Defi BTT (2000)Designer : Le Defi design team Boat Builder : Multiplast
FRA-46 “Monster” Trainingsyacht during the LVC 2003
The illustration shows the old 6eme Sans FRA-46 during the first trainings of Le Defi in Lorient, FranceThe team gained as interim sponsor the MONSTER company, a particularly in Europe active recruitment agency based inFrance. On the spinnaker and themainsail perches above the company logo the "Trumpet Monster"
Yacht / Country: Mascalzone Latino / ItalySailnumber: ITA-72Syndicate/Team: Mascalzone LatinoCEO: Vincenzo OnoratoYacht Club: Reale Yacht Club Canottieri SavoiaDesign: Giovanni CeccarelliBoat Builder: TencaraSkipper: Paolo Cian
Mascalzone Latino.Mascalzone Latino means a Latin scoundrel or rascal, who is often portrayed as a symbol-figure.The "New Zealand Herald" differed once the AC challengers between"The super, super rich and the not so wealthy ones" The newspaper did not evaluate a middle between both.The organizer and financier Vincenzo Onorato belonged to the 2nd Group with the lowest of all budgets. This situation repeated in 2007 and also 2012/13 where he even was "Challenger of Record” (representative of all challengers ) and had to withdraw after a short time his challenge for financial reasons. Nevertheless it should not be overlooked that he is an experienced and highly respected international yachts man.The team could only finance one yacht, came late to Auckland, had no second trainings-
boat and little time to test ITA-72.After 16 races in less than 4 weeks, the team landed on the 9th ranking after the last race in RR2. Since only 8 teams can reach the quarter-finals Mascalzone Latino had to leave Auckland.The unpretentious and by the New Zealanders warmly received team distributed before departure 20 palettes of Italian food to charity organisations.They included lots of Parmesan, which just now could be released from the food quarantine.
ITA-72 Mascalzone Latino / Italy challenger of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2003
After 16 races in less than 4 weeks, the team landed on the 9th ranking after the last race in RR2. Since only 8 teams can reach the quarterfinals